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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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Judy White, a retired Little Rock schoolteacher, is among the many Arkansans who have eliminated their landlines to go cellphone-only.
All major landline providers in the UK have increased their line rental charges significantly in recent years, according to Ofcom.
Mr Vaizey said providers advertise a "juicy low price" for broadband then put an asterisk saying "by the way, you'll have to pay PS25 a month for landline rental".
At the same time, with the popularity of mobile phones growing across the globe, we tend to forget the importance of our reliable landline phone service.
Five years ago, 17 percent had only landlines, and about 60 percent had landlines and cellphones.
RP believes it's time to put on the brakes and analyze the impact of this legislation, because reliable landline telephone service for Coloradans is at risk.
In my case, it is beneficial because my husband works in Sharjah and I usually call his office from my landline at least four times a day," Jasmine Cipriano, a Dubai housewife, told Gulf News.
The two moves -- to make national landline calls free and to introduce HD landlines -- are complementary.
Free calls will be to landline telephones in addition to the free local calls that they already enjoy.
combines devices, communications and alarm processing into turnkey systems for monitoring intrusion and fire systems without a traditional landline.
London, Aug 30 ( ANI ): Landline phones in offices will be replaced by smartphones within five years, a new study has suggested.
While we believe that our approach to assuring coverage of the population with both landlines and wireless phones is reasonable, more research is needed to identify the optimal strategy for polling this population.