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* The Hotline in ''VideoGame/{{Control}}'', a red rotary phone (with a missing dial) that serves as a direct line between the Director of the [[ArtifactCollectionAgency Federal Bureau of Control]] and its [[MysteriousBacker Board]], a sort of benign EldritchAbomination. Only the Director is allowed to use it; anyone else who tries suffers a gruesome but [[NoodleIncident unspecified]] fate. The worse a Director suffers is a little PsychicNosebleed. It also allows you to hear the final thoughts of the FBCs previous director, recently deceased, providing you with a lot of important context and knowledge about the Bureau.

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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'': Nautilus [[SummonMagic summons her familiar]] Liquus with a cellphone. Although She's [[InsistentTerminology insistent]] on calling it a Royal Instrument of Summoning.



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* ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'': Nautilus [[SummonMagic summons her familiar]] Liquus with a cellphone. Although She's [[InsistentTerminology insistent]] on calling it a Royal Instrument of Summoning.
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* The Genie in ''Film/PrettyCoolToo'' is this.

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** The title character of[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]] manages to activate the dummy prop phone on the outside of the TARDIS, much to the Doctor's amazement.

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** The title character of[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]] manages to activate the dummy prop phone on the outside of the TARDIS, much to the Doctor's amazement.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' had Billy making prank calls with [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu's]] phone because it doesn't show up on Caller ID. It has the side effect of turning anyone who answers it into an EldritchAbomination.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' had Billy making prank calls with [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu's]] phone because it doesn't show up on Caller ID. It has the side effect of turning anyone who answers it into an EldritchAbomination.


* Igor in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' had a phone that allowed him to fuse Personas through cards. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''[=-onwards=] dropped the phone and instead had him use his magic to fuse them.

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* Igor in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' had a phone that allowed him to fuse Personas through cards. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''[=-onwards=] dropped 3}}''[=-onwards=], he drops the phone and instead had him use his magic to fuse them.

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* Igor in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 1}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' had a phone that allowed him to fuse Personas through cards. ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''[=-onwards=] dropped the phone and instead had him use his magic to fuse them.


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* The landlines and cell phones owned by the faerie in the ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series are all magicked for privacy and to work under odd magical conditions where technology ordinarily would not function.



* The landlines and cell phones owned by the faerie in the ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series are all magicked for privacy and to work under odd magical conditions where technology ordinarily would not function.



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** Also, The Gasmask Child in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]] manages to activate the dummy prop phone on the outside of the Police Box, much to the Doctor's amazement.
** Every companion since Rose has had their phone upgraded. They're referred to as Superphones. The Doctor himself has one that originally belonged to Martha Jones.

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** Also, The Gasmask Child in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild title character of[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "The Empty Child"]] manages to activate the dummy prop phone on the outside of the Police Box, TARDIS, much to the Doctor's amazement.
** Every companion since Rose has had their phone upgraded. They're referred to as Superphones."superphones". The Doctor himself has one that originally belonged to Martha Jones.






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* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'': The Red Phone of Asmodeus is one of the Cursed Artifacts. You come across it in the main lobby of the office building in Times Square.
* Occurs in ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' where Artyom comes across a phone ringing on his way to the "River of Fate", in an abandoned and half-flooded section of the UsefulNotes/MoscowMetro. Picking it up will have [[spoiler: Artyom's mother]] calling at Artyom.



* Occurs in ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' where Artyom comes across a phone ringing on his way to the "River of Fate", in an abandoned and half-flooded section of the UsefulNotes/MoscowMetro. Picking it up will have [[spoiler: Artyom's mother]] calling at Artyom.



* ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'': The Red Phone of Asmodeus is one of the Cursed Artifacts. You come across it in the main lobby of the office building in Times Square.



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* An [[StylisticSuck intentionally terrible]] creepypasta originally posted on Website/FourChan tells of the narrator making out with their girlfriend, only to be interrupted by the girl's father calling them and asking them what they are doing with their daughter. [[PlotTwist The girl then informs the narrator that their father is dead,]] and the story ends with the [[MemeticMutation now-memetic question of "THEN WHO WAS PHONE?"]]



* An [[StylisticSuck intentionally terrible]] creepypasta originally posted on FourChan tells of the narrator making out with their girlfriend, only to be interrupted by the girl's father calling them and asking them what they are doing with their daughter. [[PlotTwist The girl then informs the narrator that their father is dead,]] and the story ends with the [[MemeticMutation now-memetic question of "THEN WHO WAS PHONE?"]]



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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Has a teleporter that works exactly like a phone.



---> "You've reached the Ghostbusters. They can't come to the phone right now--they're out to lunch! Permanently! Heh-heh-heh!"

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---> "You've -->"You've reached the Ghostbusters. They can't come to the phone right now--they're now they're out to lunch! Permanently! Heh-heh-heh!"Heh-heh-heh!"
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Has a teleporter that works exactly like a phone.





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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' has the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/MSRD:FX_Items#Eldritch_Cell_Phone Eldritch Cell Phone]], which can contact any person's phone without needing the number, or even call the phone nearest to the person if they don't have one of their own. It also has magical encryption and protection against tracing.

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* ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' has the [[http://www.dandwiki.com/wiki/MSRD:FX_Items#Eldritch_Cell_Phone Eldritch Cell Phone]], which can contact any person's phone without needing the number, or even call the phone nearest to the person if they don't have one of their own. It also has magical encryption and protection against tracing. The core rulebook even has rules for transmitting spells by phone.


* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug Lady Wifi]]'', the VillainOfTheWeek gets her powers from her smartphone, which is being used as the vessel for an akuma. She can teleport between phones, and launch runes that freeze people in place or hijack television screens to broadcast the images of her choice. [[LogicalWeakness This also means that none of her powers work if she doesn't have a wifi signal]].

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' episode "[[Recap/MiraculousLadybugS01E06LadyWifi Lady Wifi]]'', Wifi]]", the VillainOfTheWeek gets her powers from her smartphone, which is being used as the vessel for an akuma. She can teleport between phones, and launch runes that freeze people in place or hijack television screens to broadcast the images of her choice. [[LogicalWeakness This also means that none of her powers work if she doesn't have a wifi signal]].
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* ''LightNovel/InAnotherWorldWithMySmartphone'''s main gimmick is that after God mistaking kills OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, Touya Mochizuki, too soon, he decides to give the boy a second chance at life in a magical fantasy world while giving Touya one wish to make up for killing him. Touya asked him if he could keep his smartphone. Now it has service in and GPS maps of said fantasy world, can access the internet of Touya's home universe, and can make direct calls to God. Touya mostly uses it for maps, selfies, and looking up how to make ice cream online.



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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug Lady Wifi]]'', the VillainOfTheWeek gets her powers from her smartphone, which is being used as the vessel for an akuma. She can teleport between phones, and launch runes that freeze people in place or hijack television screens to broadcast the images of her choice. [[LogicalWeakness This also means that none of her powers work if she doesn't have a wifi signal]].


* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is advanced maths and is, therefore, easier for computers to do than people. When Bob gets an [=iPhone=], Brain gimmicks it to have the usual array of Laundry Agent spells as apps.

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is advanced maths and is, therefore, easier for computers to do than people. When Bob gets an [=iPhone=], Brain gimmicks it to have the usual array of Laundry Agent spells as apps.



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* An [[StylisticSuck intentionally terrible]] creepypasta originally posted on FourChan tells of the narrator making out with their girlfriend, only to be interrupted by the girl's father calling them and asking them what they are doing with their daughter. [[PlotTwist The girl then informs the narrator that their father is dead,]] and the story ends with the [[MemeticMutation now-memetic question of "THEN WHO WAS PHONE?"]]


** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' and especially ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' keep this concept rolling, mostly in an example of TechnologyMarchesOn. It turns out you don't need [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIa wrist-mounted computer gauntlet]] or [[VideoGame/DevilSummoner a specialized PDA disguised as a handgun]] in the age of smartphones. They even cover [[FusionDance Demon Fusion]] better than the [[VideoGame/SoulHackers older devices did]].

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' and especially ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' keep this concept rolling, mostly in an example of TechnologyMarchesOn. It turns out you don't need [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIa [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI a bulky wrist-mounted computer gauntlet]] or [[VideoGame/DevilSummoner a specialized PDA disguised as a handgun]] in the age of smartphones. They even cover [[FusionDance Demon Fusion]] better than the [[VideoGame/SoulHackers older devices did]].


A supernatural and otherworldly phone, but more commonly a cellphone. It may have the ability to tell the future, it could act as a personal teleportation device or even as a weapon. It may also allow conversations with the dead or supernatural, and probably needs SuperCellReception.

This type of phone tends to crop up in UrbanFantasy works. Also, in sci-fi, instead of having paranormal origins the phone might be [[AppliedPhlebotinum highly technologically advanced]] as an excuse to do all sorts of impossible things. In horror, the phone is usually an EvilPhone and might even be a ArtifactOfDoom.

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A supernatural and otherworldly phone, but more commonly a cellphone. It may have the ability to tell the future, it could act as a personal teleportation device or even as a weapon. It may also allow conversations with the dead or supernatural, supernatural and probably needs SuperCellReception.

This type of phone tends to crop up in UrbanFantasy works. Also, in sci-fi, instead of having paranormal origins the phone might be [[AppliedPhlebotinum highly technologically advanced]] as an excuse to do all sorts of impossible things. In horror, the phone is usually an EvilPhone and might even be a an ArtifactOfDoom.



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', some shinigami, Rukia at least, are shown to use special cell phones to detect spiritual pressure in a close location in the World of the Living and to communicate with Soul Society. Lampshaded by Ichigo when he learns Urahara gave one to Uryuu during the time-skip: when Uryuu tells Ichigo to text him, Ichigo points out that a Soul Society phone isn't going to be compatible with "normal" phones.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', some shinigami, Shinigami, Rukia at least, are shown to use special cell phones to detect spiritual pressure in a close location in the World of the Living and to communicate with Soul Society. Lampshaded by Ichigo when he learns Urahara gave one to Uryuu during the time-skip: when Uryuu tells Ichigo to text him, Ichigo points out that a Soul Society phone isn't going to be compatible with "normal" phones.



* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has almost every major character having and using a supernatural cellphone or similar device that can tell the future in various ways.

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* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' has almost every major character having and using a supernatural cellphone cell phone or similar device that can tell the future in various ways.



* In ''Dead Lines'', a telecommunications company markets the "Trans", a cellphone which they claim has near unlimited bandwidth, but it turns out that the bandwidth that it uses is also used by souls travelling to the afterlife.

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* In ''Dead Lines'', a telecommunications company markets the "Trans", a cellphone which they claim has near unlimited bandwidth, but it turns out that the bandwidth that it uses is also used by souls travelling traveling to the afterlife.



* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is advanced maths, and is therefore easier for computers to do than people. When Bob gets an [=iPhone=], Brain gimmicks it to have the usual array of Laundry Agent spells as apps.

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* In ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' by Creator/CharlesStross, magic is advanced maths, maths and is therefore is, therefore, easier for computers to do than people. When Bob gets an [=iPhone=], Brain gimmicks it to have the usual array of Laundry Agent spells as apps.



* The landlines and cellphones owned by the faerie in the ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series are all magicked for privacy and to work under odd magical conditions where technology ordinarily would not function.

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* The landlines and cellphones cell phones owned by the faerie in the ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' series are all magicked for privacy and to work under odd magical conditions where technology ordinarily would not function.



** The Doctor upgrades Rose's phone in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]] to be able to call home across the entirely of space and time.

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** The Doctor upgrades Rose's phone in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]] to be able to call home across the entirely entirety of space and time.



* There have been several iterations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers''[=/=]''Franchise/SuperSentai'' wherein their cellphones have been incorporated with their morphers. How many of them see regular use as phones depends on the series. Owing to the age of the franchise, they started out as flip-phones, then got progressively sleeker, and [[Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger the most recent case]] resembled a smartphone.

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* There have been several iterations of ''Franchise/PowerRangers''[=/=]''Franchise/SuperSentai'' wherein their cellphones have been incorporated with their morphers. How many of them see regular use as phones depends depend on the series. Owing to the age of the franchise, they started out as flip-phones, then got progressively sleeker, and [[Series/ResshaSentaiTokkyuger the most recent case]] resembled a smartphone.



* In the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Christmas Carol", Scully receives a phone call from a mysterious woman who sounds just like her dead sister Melissa. She urges her to help a little girl who turns out to be Scully's biological daughter. The FBI were able to trace the address and it's confirmed that a call came in from that place, but there was no outgoing call from that residence and their phone had been off the hook.

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* In the ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode "Christmas Carol", Scully receives a phone call from a mysterious woman who sounds just like her dead sister Melissa. She urges her to help a little girl who turns out to be Scully's biological daughter. The FBI were was able to trace the address and it's confirmed that a call came in from that place, but there was no outgoing call from that residence and their phone had been off the hook.



* In ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', Cherubim of Jean have the ability to call the nearest phone to any person or object they are attuned to. If there is no nearby phone, they can spend 1 "Essence" to cause a cell phone to materialize for 10 minutes within seven feet of their attuned.

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* In ''TabletopGame/InNomine'', the Cherubim of Jean have the ability to call the nearest phone to any person or object they are attuned to. If there is no nearby phone, they can spend 1 "Essence" to cause a cell phone to materialize for 10 minutes within seven feet of their attuned.



* In ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'', the Celestial Cell can be used anywhere on Earth (getting unlimited minutes; [[TechnologyMarchesOn this was written before that was normal]]), and generally eliminating all the crap that comes with owning a cellphone or computer is first-level Cybermancy.

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* In ''TabletopGame/WitchGirlsAdventures'', the Celestial Cell can be used anywhere on Earth (getting unlimited minutes; [[TechnologyMarchesOn this was written before that was normal]]), and generally eliminating all the crap that comes with owning a cellphone cell phone or computer is first-level a work of first level Cybermancy.



** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' and especially ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' keep this concept rolling, mostly in an example of TechnologyMarchesOn. It turns out you don't need [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI a wrist-mounted computer gauntlet]] or a [[VideoGame/DevilSummoner specialized PDA disguised as a handgun]] in the age of Smart-devices. They even cover Demon Fusion better than the [[VideoGame/SoulHackers older devices did]].

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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'' and especially ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' keep this concept rolling, mostly in an example of TechnologyMarchesOn. It turns out you don't need [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI a [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIa wrist-mounted computer gauntlet]] or a or [[VideoGame/DevilSummoner a specialized PDA disguised as a handgun]] in the age of Smart-devices. smartphones. They even cover [[FusionDance Demon Fusion Fusion]] better than the [[VideoGame/SoulHackers older devices did]].

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