Generally, a dream about talking on the phone with a dead person means that you miss their presence or think about them often. And it is quite natural because our thoughts and emotions are most often depicted in dreams.
If you haven’t thought about the deceased person, it could mean that they want to contact you or give you an important message.
A one in dreams serves as a means of communication and symbolizes messages or connection, so when you speak to someone deceased on the phone, it indicates that they either want to connect with you on a spiritual level or want to tell you something that they did not tell you when they were present in physical life.
On a deeper level, talking to a dead person on the phone in your dream could be a sign that the soul of the deceased is still with you. You may not see them, and you may not even feel their presence, but they are with you all the time.
When we dream, our rational thinking and brain work differently; we are rather the receiver of the message, and that is why the deceased person speaks to us in our sleep when our subconscious mind takes control over us.
The meaning of this dream varies depending on what the deceased person told you in the dream. For example, if it was something encouraging, they want you to keep your head up and look forward to a better tomorrow. They want you to know that they are always watching you and want only the best for you.
If they said something unpleasant or perhaps even rude to you, it could mean that it’s time to make some changes in your life, such as getting rid of an addiction or changing your thought patterns.
An old cable phone in dreams symbolizes memories and the past. A new, modern smartphone represents an open mind and something unexpected (e.g., unexpected news or information.)
My Final Thoughts
Typically, dreams about deceased people mean that you have not come to terms with their death or that you miss them. A phone, on the other hand, represents connection and communication. When you combine these two dream symbols, the meaning of your dream could be interpreted as a desire to connect with them (or they are the ones who want to connect with you.)
I personally also see this dream as a gentle reminder from the heavens that no matter how alone you feel, you are never really alone. Whether you were talking to a deceased family member, friend, or teacher, know that they are always with us.