Phrasal verbs for phone calls
Call up (call someone on the phone)
My dad called me up to tell me the bad news.
Pass on (to convey a message to someone else)
Can you pass on my message to him?
Break up (to be inaudible over the mobile phone)
Sorry, could you repeat that, please? You’re breaking up.
Get through (to be contacted to a place by telephone)
I finally got through to Tom on his mobile.
Hold on/ hang on (wait for a short time)
Could you hold on a moment, please?
Put through (to connect by telephone with someone else)
Could you put me through to the manager, please?
Hang up (end a telephone call by putting the phone down)
I can’t believe he hung up on me!
Get back to (to return a phone call)
I’ll find out and get back to you soon.
Speak up (speak louder)
Can you speak up a bit? It’s very noisy here.