New Phone Who Dis?
New phone who dis? is a popular catchphrase, used in telecommunication to avoid undesired conversations, both in calls or text messages.
The popularity of the phrase resulted in it appearing in memes and various other mediums online.
The first notable case of “New phone who dis?” comes from a 2008 tweet from Twitter user @JeffCl, joking about using the obvious excuse with deleted contacts.
Spread and Usage
In 2012, the phrase was featured in the comedy program The Mindy Project.
“New phone who dis?” was truly popularized by Seth Meyers on August 24th, 2014 on the 66th Emmy Awards Show.
Following his mention of the joke, it would appear in tweets and Tumblr posts more frequently.
The expression was first defined on Urban Dictionary on July 6th, 2015.
“New phone who dis?” would appear in YouTube video clips, Reddit posts as well as memes all over the internet.