Pronounced: Tell-awf-phony
Used to describe the monopoly of the telephone company in the 70's. Still creeps up when old-timers in the computer industry talk about how Steve Wozniak was able to make free long distance phone calls with a blue box.

I tell ya, son, when ol' Woz was able to beat the Telephoney and call the Vatican to wake up the Pope-for free.... Well, that was just too groovy.

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