Name "telephone" comes from the Greek words "tele" (far) and "phone" (the sound) To the question "Who created the phone?" any schoolboy will tell Alexander bell. However, in fairness it should be noted that the first telephone device presented to the German physical society Johann Philipp Reis in 1861. German inventor races-said pundits about the invented wired device to an electrical audio signal at a distance". It is the Flight called his invention of the telephone. After examining the operation of the device, the researchers concluded that people this thing is not needed, because it greatly distorts the sound.
After 15 years, two American inventors - Elish gray and Alexander bell in the same day (February 14, 1876) was applied for the invention of the principle of telephony". Alexander Graham bell by a lucky chance came in the patent office for a few hours before, which was recognized as the sole author of the invention.