One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The time a call is made.
2Theatre and Film. The time at which cast and crew are required to be at the theatre or on set.
3The duration of a visit or call. rare.
4Time spent on, or available for, making telephone calls; (in later use) specifically (a) time available for making prepaid or free calls, especially on a mobile phone; (b) the total amount of time available for calls when a mobile phone battery is fully charged.
Mid 19th century. From call + time.
call time/ˈkɔːl tʌɪm/
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