What is tel short for?


Tel is a common abbreviation for "telephone," whether it be a rotary dial phone, flip cell phone, or modern smartphone. You will likely see it preceding a phone number, i.e., "Tel: 123-456-7890," in various contexts, including online and in emails (sometimes in email signatures).

For example, you may message your friend, "You can reach me on my tel after 8 pm, but only by message." Or, you might email your family, "I lost my tel in the lake, so you can email me if you need to reach me until I get a new one."


What's ur home tel #?
Not gonna give it out yet. But you can email me. ;)
People often use tel in messages and emails
People often use tel in messages and emails

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Updated August 14, 2023

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