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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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Allows households to keep their traditional, copper wire-based landlines until July 1, 2017, when the Act sunsets, as a measure to transition towards new, reliable technologies.
The lead researcher on the CDC report, Stephen Blumberg, said it could be people are holding onto their landlines because it is part of their Internet and cable TV package.
But an AT&T spokesperson stated that landlines will be obsolete by 2020.
Dubai: Residents have welcomed etisalat's announcement that it will give eLife and standalone landline subscribers free country-wide landline-to-landline calls, on top of its previous service of free calls within the same emirate, beginning July 1.
The company is also launching the region's first high definition voice for eLife landlines, with a new lineup of High Definition telephones to be introduced in July.
According to the National News Agency WAM, Etisalat announced that from July 1, eLife and standalone landline subscribers will will enjoy free national calls across the UAE.
For existing installations, all landlines can be swapped for a single TG-7FS because of the new sixty-minute supervision mode.
Optical fibre will replace landlines and most devices will connect using wireless.
Now the percentage of wireless-only adults in New Hampshire has eclipsed the percentage of adults who have only a landline, which, as of June 2010, was 10.
The Favourite Country Plan is applicable to all calls made on landlines and gives customers the flexibility to choose any three countries best suited for their frequent calling requirements.
Those who have landlines but receive "all or almost all calls .
The scrapping of the ban on landlines in BT's discounted bundled deals ends the last major element of regulation imposed on BT 25 years after the firm - which has 14m landline customers - was privatised.