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landline

[′lan‚līn]
(electricity)
A communications cable on or under the earth's surface, in contrast to a submarine cable.
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landline

Land based. Landline refers to telephone cables buried in the ground or on poles. Contrast with wireless communications such as Wi-Fi, cellular and satellite. The term landline is also used to contrast voice over Internet (VoIP) service, even though VoIP is also land based. See VoIP.
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