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A landline telephone (also known as land line, land-line, main line, home phone, landline, fixed-line, and wireline) is a phone that uses a metal wire or optical fiber telephone line for transmission as distinguished from a mobile cellular line, which uses radio waves for transmission.
This gave rise to landline telephone service in which each telephone is connected by a pair of dedicated wires to a local central office switching system, which developed into fully automated systems starting in the early 1900s.

Telephone line

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A landline telephone (also known as land line, land-line, main line, home phone, landline, fixed-line, and wireline) is a phone that uses a metal wire or optical fiber telephone line for transmission as distinguished from a mobile cellular line, which uses radio waves for transmission.
Telephone lines are used to deliver landline telephone service and Digital subscriber line (DSL) phone cable service to the premises.

Cordless telephone

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A fixed phone line (a line that is not a mobile phone line) can be hard-wired or cordless and typically refers to the operation of wireless devices or systems in fixed locations such as homes.
"Plain old telephone service" (POTS) landlines are designed to transfer audio with a quality that is just adequate for the parties to understand each other.

Mobile phone

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A National Health Interview Survey of 19,956 households by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released May 4, 2017 showed only 45.9 percent of U.S. households still had landlines, while 50.8 percent had only cell phones.

Voice over IP

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Many of the consumer protections which regulators apply to incumbent landline providers, such as restrictions against cutting off subscribers without notice, do not apply to competing communication services such as cable modems and voice over IP.
A telephone connected to a land line has a direct relationship between a telephone number and a physical location, which is maintained by the telephone company and available to emergency responders via the national emergency response service centers in form of emergency subscriber lists.

Last mile

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Fixed copper lines have been subject to theft due to the value of copper, but optical fibers make unattractive targets.

Local number portability

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Local number portability (LNP) for fixed lines, and full mobile number portability (FMNP) for mobile phone lines, refers to the ability of a "customer of record" of an existing fixed-line or mobile telephone number assigned by a local exchange carrier (LEC) to reassign the number to another carrier ("service provider portability"), move it to another location ("geographic portability"), or change the type of service ("service portability").

Wireless home phone

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A wireless home phone service is a service that allows a regular wired telephone to connect to a cellular network, as if it were a mobile phone.

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) is the oldest and largest fixed line telecommunications company in Tanzania.

List of dialling codes in Brazil

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Local phone numbers in Brazil observe an eight-digit pattern (nnnn-nnnn) for landlines and nine digits (nnnnn-nnnn) for mobile phones.


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Etihad Etisalat Co. is a Saudi Arabian telecommunications services company that offers fixed line, mobile telephony, and Internet services under the brand name Mobily .

Now TV (Sky plc)

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Now TV provides contract-free subscription internet television, broadband internet, and landline telephone services.

BT Group

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It has operations in around 180 countries and is the largest provider of fixed-line, broadband and mobile services in the UK, and also provides subscription television and IT services.


Travelers can dial the three-digit telephone number on landlines and most mobile phones.


Bezeq BeinleumiBezeq The Israeli Telecommunication Corp Ltd.Israeli Telephone Company
Bezeq and its subsidiaries offer a range of telecom services, including fixed-line, mobile telephony, high-speed Internet, transmission, and pay TV (via Yes).

Mobile telephony

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Mobile telephony is the provision of telephone services to phones which may move around freely rather than stay fixed in one location.

Orange S.A.

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Orange has been the company's main brand for mobile, landline, internet and IPTV services since 2006.

Telecommunication Company of Iran

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Telecommunication Company of Iran, or TCI is the fixed-line incumbent operator in Iran offering services in fixed telephony, DSL and data services for both residential and business customers, all throughout the country.

Hong Kong Telecom

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It was commonly known as Hong Kong Telecom and had a dominant position in fixed-line, mobile, IDD and broadband services in Hong Kong.


Much of the service is free, but Skype Credit or a subscription is required to call a landline or a mobile phone number.

Telephone numbers in the Philippines

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Philippine area codes for fixed-line or landline telephones are fixed at two digits, excluding Metro Manila, the province of Rizal and the towns and cities of Obando in Bulacan, Bacoor in Cavite and San Pedro, Laguna, which use the area code 2.

Telephone numbers in Brazil

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The Brazilian telephone numbering plan uses a two-digit area code plus eight-digit local phone numbers for landlines and nine digits for mobile lines.


TéléSAT Numérique, commonly known as TéléSAT, is a Belgian satellite subscription television company aimed at the French-speaking community, also offering a triple play solution (satellite television, Internet, and landline telephone).


WTT HK Limited, is, as of 2010, the second largest fixed line telecommunication operator in Hong Kong.