phone (v.)
1884, from phone (n.). Related: Phoned; phoning.
phone (n.1)
1884, shortening of telephone (n.). Phone book first recorded 1925; phone booth 1927; phone bill 1901.
phone (n.2)
"elementary sound of a spoken language," 1866, from Greek phone "sound, voice," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say."