Who invented the telephone? Well It was Alexander Graham Bell, who almost lost the patent for his phone invention to Elisha Gray who filed a patent caveat for a similar device. Because Bell’s patent was filed first, he was awarded the patent on March 7th 1876. Three days after Bell was awarded the patent, he spoke his first words on the telephone to his assistant .Mr.Watson come here! I want to see you! The Bell Telephone Company was founded July 9th 1877. Give someone a call and wish them a Happy Telephone Day! You’ll be glad you did !