A classic telephone, as a landline home phone. Most platforms depict a red, push-button phone with the handset on the base. Some platforms feature designs with rotary dials.
Used for various content concerning literal and figurative phone calling. Also used as an icon before a phone number.
See glossary for the term black in Unicode character names.
📅 Telephone was approved as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993
under the name “Black Telephone”
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.