Definition of landline
1 : a line of transportation or communication on land; especially : a telephone line that transmits signals from one station to another directly along a wire without the use of radio waves It reminds me of the tipping point several years ago when people realized they no longer needed a telephone landline and would do just fine with their cell phones. — Rana Foroohar —often used before another noun a landline phone a landline network
2 : a telephone that connects by wire : a landline telephone Of course, if you're really worried, you could ditch your cell phone for a quaint landline. — Kiera Butler
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In the meantime though, AT&T says 5,000 Illinois customers are voluntarily dropping their landline connection every week.
The CEO has built up a mobile-phone business to offset a decline in landline use, and that division reported a maiden profit in the half-year through September.
A longstanding rule requiring AT&T to provide landline service to many Illinois residents could be going away, but watchdogs say the proposal needs more safeguards to protect rural and low-income customers.
The ducument also states Melson's attorneys should be able to use either cell phones or landline phones during the time of his execution, should something go wrong.
Finally, the nursing staff allowed samples to be taken from their hands, gloves and shoes , as well as from countertops, pagers, shirts, chairs, computers, landlines and cellphones.
And 35 others — including India, Indonesia, and Brazil — doubled the number of landlines in the same period.
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