There are different types of telephones in the Hunter × Hunter world, ranging from classic wired telephones to touchscreen smartphones. They are used as a normal means of communication and for other functions.
- The insect-like shape of Leorio's cell phone, Beatle 07, is likely to have originated from a pun: the expression for "Hello?" in Japanese, "Moshi moshi", and the word "mushi" ("insect") are nearly homophones.
- In Chapter 348, on the back of Tserriednich's smartphone it is possible to see a stylized apple with a malevolent expression. This is a reference to the real-life company, Apple Inc., founded by Steve Jobs.