10 English Phrases for Telephone Calls

  1. Hi, this is Jane.
  2. (formal) May I speak with John Smith?
  3. (informal) Is John there?
  4. I’m calling about…
  5. I’m returning your call.
  6. (formal) One moment, please.
  7. (informal) Hang on a sec.
  8. He’s not here. Would you like to leave a message?
  9. Could you ask him to call me back?
  10. Thanks for calling.

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