• Question: Who invented phones?

    Asked by anon-176576 to Ali, Jenny, Mark, Simran on 21 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Ali Hill

      Ali Hill answered on 21 Jun 2018:

      So this is a big thing! There were lots of arguments over who did it first. Alexander Graham Bell is the one who gets all the credit – did you know he used to answer the phone with “ahoy-hoy!”. I think we should all do that next time someone calls us 🤣

    • Photo: Mark Kirkwood

      Mark Kirkwood answered on 22 Jun 2018:

      Ahoy ho!

      Indeed, apparently it was an Italian man named Antonio Meucci who developed what we would call the telephone, first.

      Poor guy never got any of the credit!

    • Photo: Simran Chopra

      Simran Chopra answered on 22 Jun 2018:


      Mark and Ali you both are right and wrong. The bits of technology needed to make phones was invented by Tesla. The court declared that Tesla was the inventor as he had all the patents in his name but unluckily it was after Tesla died.