I was in my hall and heard my brother's mobile phone ring, but as soon as he could come upstairs, the phone stopped ringing.

What term/phrase is used when the other person disconnects before you pick up the call?

I usually say

The phone got cut

But I'm aware that this is wrong

I can't use disconnected either because it is normally used when the person is in the process of talking

I was talking to my friend and the phone disconnected

So how do I tell this? I'd like a more formal way of saying it

  • You already used the phrase that is the most common: the phone stopped ringing. – Jason Bassford May 12 '19 at 7:59
  • Also you'll hear "I missed your call", "I just missed your call" and "I just missed your call by seconds" – jonathanjo May 12 '19 at 13:21

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