As a noun pager
is a device for receiving alpha-numeric messages.
As a verb phone is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A device for receiving alpha-numeric messages
A computer program running in a text terminal, used to view (but not modify) the contents of a text file moving down the file one line or one screen at a time.
Shortening of (telephone).
A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
* cell phone
* clamshell phone
* flip phone
* mobile phone
* phone sex
* phone tag
To call (someone) on the telephone.
* call, ring, telephone
* phone it in
* phone up
From (etyl) .
(phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.