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    AirbusA321 is offline Banned
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    Bye-bye

    Which of these can be used to end a telephone call?

    Bye-bye.
    Over and out.
    See you later.
    I'm looking forward to hearing from you again.

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    Re: Bye-bye

    They're all possible as are lots of other things, such as:

    Goodbye.
    Bye
    Bye-zee-bye. (BrE)
    See ya.
    See you.
    See you soon.
    Ta-ta. (BrE)
    Tara. (BrE)
    TTFN. (Short form of "Ta ta for now".)

    I would find it odd if someone said "Over and out" at the end of a conversation but I would know what it meant. "I'm looking forward to hearing from you again" is more likely at the end of a letter or email but it's possible when speaking.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Bye-bye

    Other options: "peace", "goodnight", "I love you", "have a good day", "I gotta go". Another option is not say anything and just hang up (but it's rude").

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    Re: Bye-bye

    I don't think English native speakers distinguish between a telephone conversation and a face-to face meeting in saying the ending words. It is the language used in writing that is different and more formal.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Bye-bye

    "Over and out" unless you are on a military radio call would be very weird.
    "See you later" would be said usually said in a face-to-face meeting or perhaps on a video conference call where you did actually see the person.

    I might use "bye" (bye-bye is more like baby talk here), "Talk to you again", "Talk to you later", "gotta go, bye", "TTFN" (I like to use that one on occasion ).
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