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    #1

    phone is off?

    If your home phone is not working, do you say it's busted or off?

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    Re: phone is off?

    If it is the phone itself, you might say it is broken or malfunctioning. If it's the line, you might say it's dead.

    "Off" seems to imply that someone chose to turn it off.

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