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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The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll surveyed 1,205 adults on landline and mobile numbers from June 21-25.
The poll surveyed 1,117 adults nationwide, including users of landline and cellular phones, over June 15-18 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted April 13-May 1 with a random national sample of 1,686 U.S. adults contacted on landline and cellphones with an overall margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The lawsuit against the landline phone and Internet provider was filed this week in an Arizona Superior Court.
Think twice about having your home address and landline number on your luggage tag.
Another thing the internet is destroying is the once-bright lines that divided the U.S. companies that sell TV service, landline and mobile phone plans, and internet access.
In the meantime though, AT&T says 5,000 Illinois customers are voluntarily dropping their landline connection every week.
But demand for 21st century phone technology is crowding her and the 400,000 other households in Illinois where phones use landlines.
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