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A standard telephone

A telephone was a long range communication device in the Matrix used by both bluepills and redpills alike.


The majority of the telephones within the Matrix came in the appearance of rotary dial phones of mixed colors from black to white. They all had the same ringtone, sounding like a vintage bell ringing signal. The locations of telephones varied from within buildings to different complexes within Mega City.

Telephones within the Matrix were used by both bluepills and redpills for communication. However, telephones were used for communication mostly by the former, while Redpills usually used them for exiting the Matrix. The Resistance often referred to such phones as hardlines.

Telephones as Exits[]

Malachi using a telephone as an exit

Telephones were rarely used by Redpills for communicating with others due to the public usage of the telephone being easily seen by bluepills and other programs which might alert the Agents. Redpills and members of the Resistance used telephones within small and private areas where they could escape from the Matrix without being seen by bluepills, Agents or other programs. Many of these were located in telephone booths in secluded places.


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