corded phone


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corded phone

A telephone that has a handset wired to a base unit, which either sits on a table or desk or is wall mounted. Corded phones can be made wireless by plugging in a base station (see headset). Although corded phones were the original telephone design dating back to the late 1800s, hundreds of millions of them still exist in homes and offices. Contrast with cordless phone.
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"If you keep a hardwired, old, corded phone in your house that directly plugs into the jack you don't have to worry about losing power.
Verizon also said that consumers can prepare by ensuring that they have a corded phone connected to their landline in case a power outage disables cordless phones.
Residents in the US have been urged to keep a corded phone with traditional landline phone service in their home by the National Emergency Number Association, for potential emergencies.
The design of a Marvin the Martian corded phone, due this year, was a natural because the character and his spaceship were "easy to work into a phone," Taylor remarked.
The TC100, with an alarm clock and stand-up handset, ships in June for a suggested $39.99; the Model SW8260 corded phone with hands-free speakerphone and earpiece with microphone and keyboard that clips to the user's belt has a suggested price of $34.99; the TAD1210D all-digital answering machine ships in April for $59.99; two new Explorer 25-channel cordless phones, models CTP8325 ($69.99) and CTP8310 ($59.99), have receiver volume control and one-way paging.
Model 8830, also a corded phone but with Caller ID only, has a built-in alarm clock; three-line display on the base and 32-number storage.
One corded phone, model CID-1000, is a multilingual unit with Caller ID.