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landline

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

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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The reliability of landline phones - no cell phone tower outages, for example - is the main reason traditional phone companies have been required to provide landline service.
The Colorado bills will have a negative impact on seniors and other residential customers who rely on their landline phones.
homes that received all or almost all calls on wireless phones despite also having a landline phone
The requirement was to be implemented in March 2011, but was applied only to the landline phone networks of two mobile operators.
com)-- Recently the Android Market website published a full version of the application for Freeje phones based on the Android platform - application for low-cost international calls on Skype, mobile and landline phones.
With more and more households not having landline phones, and only using their mobiles for calls, it makes it a great time to review how much you are paying for your home phone, with all the companies competing for your custom there are some fantastic deals on the market.
The telecommunications sector is totally exposed: The landline phone (network) is in Mossad's grip," screamed AS SAFIR's banner headline on Monday.
Analogue TVs, landline phones and even sat-navs could also be obsolete by next year, according to online electrical retailer Pixmania.
The more choices you have to reach 9-1-1 in an emergency, the better, and a corded landline phone should be one of those options.
According to Broadcast and Cable, two of the nation's largest landline phone companies have reported huge spikes in call volumes on voting nights.
Mobile phone users will be able to send text messages to a landline phone with the launch of a new service.
Currently, a BB Phone user can call mobile phones using a regular landline phone hooked to a dedicated modem, but only via a foreign telecommunications carrier, which raises phone charges.