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The section on CTI should be moved to its own page. CTI is a specialised form of telephony technology. There are other much more important and widespread forms.

Voice Only?[edit]

The initial paragraph seems to imply that telephony only applies to "voice" communication, but that would exclude devices for the deaf/mute which typically transmit braile via telephone.


Nepali boy (talk) 08:46, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

class offices[edit]

Digital Telephony?[edit]

There was a thing on the article that Digital Telephony should be merged. I agree. Why should there be two seperate articles when sorta the technologies are almost the same thing? Steven312 12:41, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Telephony has evolved from humble beginnings to many and varied modern technologies we see today. Do any of us mere humanoids have a right to shut out anything telephony from at least a mention and link to relevant content??


I'd make digital telphony the main ariticle, and relegate analog telephony to another article. I'm most interested in the meaning of the word as used here. In the context of a "mobile telephony API" Mathiastck 18:58, 24 August 2006 (UTC)


Telephony is a very broad subject that starts off with the basic concepts of how sounds are converted into electrical signals, transmitted and then converted back to sounds and goes on to include such recent developments at VOIP, cellular and WIFI phones. An authoritative article ought to provide a good overview of the topic and then detailed explanation of each branch technology. I wouldn't care if analog and digital telephone were separate articles. But one ought to be able to start at telephony and find all the related information.Pepperbernhardt 23:01, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Telephony unnecessary[edit]

Yes. This is the general article. It doesn't need detailed coverage of analog phones, cellphones, cable phones, satellite phones or other items that have their own articles. What it lacks is links to those other articles and a little synthetic perspective on their relations. Jim.henderson 23:10, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

Oh. That was before I looked up "Telephone." That article has it all. So much so, that it makes this one unnecessary. Rather than merge or improve, better to abolish this article and replace it with a redirect. If any portion is worthy of surviving, put it in another article. Jim.henderson 23:16, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

It's not the articles fault, Telephony means a completely different thing in different contexts. In my experience, it has been used interchangeably with Advanced Telephony. Still, this article should be merged into something more appropriate. Mathiastck 03:31, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
We do need an article for Advanced Telephony I was going to start by fleshign out the article for the J2ME JSR for advanced telephony. Haven't done that yet. Mathiastck 21:09, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Goodnes; I should have abolished this article last month but got too many projects on my plate and forgot. Anyway, why call it advanced? Everything made is advanced over something, so a telephone with a solid instead of liquid transmitter, or with a tone dial, is advanced telephony. So, what would go in the article? You can write it here in the talk page, then others can comment on where it should go. Naturally the article won't be abolished if it's about to receive important improvements. Jim.henderson 00:23, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I was still pretty much a newbie to the ways Wikipedia articles are linked back than, and have since come to appreciate this little article. What has happened since then is mainly that it has acquired inline links to more detailed articles, saying only enough about each linked term to put it in context, which as far as I see is the right way to go. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:30, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Kbrose (talk · contribs) has taken down the merge banners. His edit comment was, "keep Telephone focused on the telephone itself and its principles, not so much on telephony, merge section to Telephony." ~KvnG 13:29, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Inductive telephony[edit]

Nathan Stubblefield's inductive telephony should be mentioned in the history section. (talk) 12:54, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

telephonic system[edit]

In computer network telephone system is.. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:07, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Editing Plans[edit]

I plan to take as much suggestions from the discussion and talk page and improve the quality and trustworthy ratings for this page. I have already made some changes and if there is anything that I could add or change, please provide me with more suggestions. Tianaredden (talk) 22:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Reason for cleanup request?[edit]

There is no immediately visible reason for a cleanup. In cases like these it would be helpful if a reason for the request to cleanup the page is given. As I'm not an expert on telephony I can't assume the page doesn't need a cleanup, but nonetheless it would be appreciated if a reason could be specified for the general Wikipedia editing community. This would make it easier for editors to understand why the page needs to be cleaned up, rather than reading the entire article and remaining unable to find content that should be cleaned up. That said, I think it's a great page even if it does need a cleanup :) Phrosztbyte (talk) 01:57, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Digital signalling[edit]

Digital signalling was in use since the invention of the telephone dial in 1891. The binary string of 10 pps loop/disconnect is essentially the same as the ones and zeros used in data networks today - just a lot slower. Ironically, the transition to push button phones resulted in the switch from digital to analogue DTMF (Touch Tone) Local Loop signalling. Nearly all landline phones now use analogue DTMF to the local exchange. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:45, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

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Shouldn't Telephony exist within Category:Peer-to-peer? - Shiftchange (talk) 06:53, 17 January 2017 (UTC)