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I just heard a friend of mine talking on the phone and she was like "nice to meet you". Is this commonly used through the phone?

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  • I would rather say "Thank you for calling" or "Nice to hear your voice" depending on the purpose of the call. Was it a video call?
    – user140086
    May 19, 2016 at 7:51
  • "Nice talking to you" would be more appropriate. But there's nothing terribly wrong with "nice to meet you".
    – Hot Licks
    May 19, 2016 at 11:47
  • Nice to meet you online.
    – Misti
    May 20, 2016 at 7:35
  • @Rathony no actually that wasn't a video call! that's why I wan kinda surprised when I heard it!
    – Sepid
    May 29, 2016 at 12:12
  • @HotLicks thx dear
    – Sepid
    May 29, 2016 at 12:14

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It's not common practice to say "nice to meet you" on the telephone but, if an introduction was made on the call, then I suppose it fits.

Dave: Sue, have you met Paul?
Sue: No. Nice to meet you, Paul.

If it was at the end of the call, a more likely thing to say would be "nice talking to you".

And that concludes the teleconference; nice talking to you, Paul.

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