from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A communications cable, as one used to transmit telephone or telegraph signals.
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- n. A fixed telephone communications cable.
- n. a telephone connected by such a fixed wire, specifically not wireless/mobile.
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- n. a telephone line that travels over terrestrial circuits
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Only when I call a landline which is almost never.
For the average Joe, having his own private cellphone with “flat rate” calling at $45/month trumps sharing a ball-and-chain landline at home with Mom, Dad, or the Wife and Kids.
The cheapest landline is about $25/month for no features after all the fees and taxes are added.
According to the report, more than one out of every eight homes (13.3%) received all or almost all calls on wireless phones despite the fact that a landline is present.
After half an hour, he called her landline and got the answering machine.
I called her landline, her mobile, and got no answer, and then I called the set, as I was getting really concerned.
Keeter says the study, in which 130 people were called on cellphones because they don't have a landline, is among the most extensive of this age group.
You can reply to the text message to say that you can make it on the appointed date, but I suggest you call the landline, where you can verify that the text wasn't sent by a prankster.
I am a Verizon Wireless customer and my landline is D & E Communications (a small company that serves rural Pennsylvania).
Yesterday I pointed out that this arrangement was unnecessarily complicated, and suggested that he call the landline, just for a minute, and ask Fran to call him back using the cell.