When you call on the phone, how do you say in your country? In Japan, we say “もしもし(Moshi Moshi)” at the beginning like “Hello” in English.
At the very beginning of phone development in Japan, people used to say “おいおい(Oi Oi)” instead of Moshi Moshi. In 1890, telephone switching was stated in Japan. Since then, telephone operators started to use Moshi Moshi which is written as 申し申し in Kanji and it means “I’m going to say.”
Here is another tip. In business scene, it is better not to say Moshi Moshi. You start the conversation without Moshi Moshi. Only when you cannot hear well, you can use Moshi Moshi.
Do you have any special word for the beginning of phone conversation in your country?