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4 ways to Insert Phone Symbol (Text) In Word ☏📞📱(& On Keyboard)

This is a very thorough guide with several methods you can use to insert or type Phone Symbols or Telephone Signs (☏) in Microsoft Word for Windows. You’ll learn all the easy methods including the Alt code shortcut.

Without wasting much time, let’s get started.

Quick Guide for typing the Phone symbol in Word (☏)

To type the Phone Symbol in Word, press down the Alt key and type 9743 using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard.

The table below contains everything you need to know to be able to type this symbol in Microsoft Word for Windows

Name of SymbolPhone sign
Symbol Text
Symbol Alt Code9743
Shortcut in WordAlt + 9743

Phone symbol alt code

More details about typing the Phone Text Symbol

The above information is enough for you to insert the Phone sign into your Microsoft Word document.

However, if you are not satisfied with this quick help, keep reading below as I will explain in detail, how to get this symbol or any other symbol anywhere on your MS Word for Windows.

As you may already know, there are several dual-purpose keys on the keyboard for both Windows and Mac. That is to say that there are symbols readily available as second keys on the keyboard. Just by pressing two or more keys simultaneously, you can easily insert such symbols into your work. For instance, pressing Shift + 7 keys give you the Ampersand (&) sign.

However, other symbols aren’t printed on the keyboard as second keys. This makes it difficult to type. One of these symbols is the Phone Symbol ().

Typing becomes very difficult for you if you need to add some of these symbols regularly into your work.

But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Especially now that you are reading this step-by-step guide.

How to Insert Phone symbol in Word/Excel

In the following sections, I will show you all the easy ways to type or insert this symbol () on your MS Word for Windows.

In a couple of minutes, I’ll explain several methods you can use to get the () and any other symbol as and when the need arises.

As a quick guide to type Phone sign on keyboard, press down the Alt key and type 9743 alt code on your numeric keypad.

However, without any further ado, below are the methods explained into details.

1. Using Phone Symbol Shortcuts on Windows Keyboard (MS Word)

Windows has several shortcuts, some of which work only in Microsoft Word. The Phone icon symbol is one of them. The shortcut is the alt code shortcut which is Alt + 9743.

Phone symbol alt code

The Phone () Symbol Alt Code shortcut is 9743.

Every symbol in Word has a unique code that you can use to insert the symbol into your document. This code is well known as “Alt code”.

Below are the steps to type this symbol on your keyboard (using the Alt code provided above:

  • Press the num lock key to enable the numeric keypad. Use Fn key + NumLk keys to turn on Num Lock on laptops without the numeric keypad.
  • Press and hold the Alt key and type 9743 using the numeric keypad.
  • After typing the Alt code (i.e. 9743), release the [Alt] key you pressed down.

As soon as you release the Alt Key, the Phone () symbol should appear in your document.

2. Copy and paste Phone symbol Text

Use the phone symbol below to copy and paste into your work.

My favorite method for inserting symbols is the copy and paste.

With this method, all you need to do is google the symbol you need to type, then copy it from one of the search results provided. Once you get the symbol into your document, you can always recopy and paste it as and when the need arises.

Use the button above to get this symbol on your clipboard.

3. Using Insert Symbol Dialog

This approach isn’t as straightforward as the shortcut methods. But it’s fairly simple.

And once you get the symbol into your document, you can always copy and paste it again as and when you need it in your work.

Below are the steps to insert the Phone Sign in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

  • Go to the Insert tab.
Go to the Insert tab
  • On the Insert tab, click the Symbol button and choose More Symbols…
More Symbols

These few clicks will bring up the Symbol dialog box.

  • Locate the Symbol you want to insert.

To easily find the telephone symbol text on the Symbols window, click on the Font drop-down and change it to Wingdings, then look at the bottom area of the dialog and type 0028 in the Character code: field. The symbol you want to insert will be selected after typing the code.

  • Click on the Insert button.
insert phone symbol in Word

Alternatively, double-clicking on the symbol will also insert the symbol into your document.

  • Click the Close button.

This is how you may insert this symbol in Word using the insert symbol dialog.

4. Insert the Telephone Symbol in Google Docs

Just like Microsoft Word, Google Docs is a versatile and user-friendly word processing tool, but sometimes you might need to insert special characters like the telephone symbol to enhance your documents.

Below are the simple steps to insert a phone call symbol in Google Docs.

  • Step 1: Open Google Docs.
  • Step 2: Create a New Document or Open an Existing One.
  • Step 3: Click on “Insert” in the Top Menu.
  • Step 4: Select “Special Characters” From the dropdown menu to bring out the “Insert Special Characters” Window.
  • Step 5: In the search bar, type ‘telephone’ or ‘phone’. Different types of telephone or phone symbols will show up in the results, including phone emoji symbol and icons.
  • Step 6: Click on the Telephone Symbol. Once you’ve located the telephone symbol icon you want to use, simply click on it. This will insert the symbol at the current cursor position in your document.

See the screen illustration below of the above steps:

insert telephone and phone symbols in Google Docs

Adding a phone symbol in Google Docs is a straightforward process that can make your documents more professional and visually appealing. Whether you’re creating a business proposal, a contact information page, or any other document that requires telephone symbols, these steps will help you do it effortlessly.

Google Docs’ user-friendly interface makes it easy for anyone to enhance their documents with special characters and symbols. Give it a try, and you’ll see how simple it is to make your documents stand out.

More Telephone and Phone Symbols with Alt Code Shortcuts

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of different types of phone symbol texts or icons, along with their names and alt codes, presented in an easy-to-reference table.

Symbol NameSymbol TextAlt Code (Word, Windows)
Telephone Receiver☎️Alt + 9742
Mobile Phone📱Alt + 128241
Telephone📞Alt + 128222
Phone Call📲Alt + 128242
Pager📟Alt + 128223
Fax Machine📠Alt + 128224
Smartphone📱Alt + 128241
Telephone on Seat💺☎️Alt + 128186, Alt + 9742
Incoming Envelope📨Alt + 128232
Envelope with Arrow📩Alt + 128233
Closed Mailbox with Raised Flag📫🚩Alt + 128235, Alt + 127988
Pager Emoji🚨Alt + 128679
Satellite Antenna📡Alt + 128225
Public Payphone📠📞Alt + 128224, Alt + 128222
Rotary Dial Telephone📞⭕Alt + 128222, Alt + 11093
Megaphone📣Alt + 128227
Microphone🎤Alt + 127897
Old Telephone☎️🕰️Alt + 9742, Alt + 128368
Video Call📹Alt + 128249

This table includes a range of phone-related symbols, from traditional telephone receivers to modern smartphones and even symbols representing mailboxes and envelopes. The alt codes provided are for Windows users and can be used to insert these symbols into Microsoft Word documents.


As you can see, these are the various ways you may insert or type the Phone symbol in Word/Excel with or without using the keyboard.

My favorite method is using the copy and paste method followed by the Alt Code Shortcut. The Insert Symbol method also is very handy.

For any comments or questions about this Phone sign guide, please let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading.