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A conventional telecommunications connection by cable laid across land, typically either on poles or buried underground.
- ‘More of them have broadband connections and a much larger percentage have ditched their landlines for mobile phones.’
- ‘There are only 40,000 landlines and 70,000 mobile phones.’
- ‘It can be connected to a landline or a wireless phone for Internet browsing.’
- ‘He said people could not make calls to mobile phones and or from landlines to cell phones because all the messages were backed up.’
- ‘For just £1.99 a month, you can make unlimited calls from your computer to anywhere in the world, although calls to landlines and mobile phones carry additional charges.’
- ‘More and more people are using mobile phones as their home phone, keeping their landlines strictly for broadband service.’
- ‘Ambulance and police stations were forced to resort to mobile phones as their landlines and radio transmissions failed in the aftermath of the cable fire.’
- ‘Secondly, mobile phones, landlines, IP telephony all now can interconnect with one another, making the world a smaller place.’
- ‘He says Punjab has the highest density of mobile phones and landlines, superior roads, and better manpower.’
- ‘It appeared that the damage was inflicted in order to reach the electric cables and landlines that ran under the ground.’
- ‘By answering questions on the backside of crowns and labels through emails, landlines and SMS messages one accumulates points.’
- ‘But at the end of the day, they keep the landline because cell phone reliability isn't good enough.’
- ‘This is a key point: wireless phones could never have replaced landlines on landline phones' own terms.’
- ‘Already sick of telemarketers on their landlines, they don't want to start receiving such calls on their mobile phones as well.’
- ‘There is also a reason for abandoning a landline in favour of a mobile phone.’
- ‘However, current mobile phones have a much lower digital information transmission capacity than landlines.’
- ‘I tried the landlines and the cordless phones shortly after the blast, and nothing happened.’
- ‘We've all heard the stories about how more people are ditching their landlines for only mobile phones.’
- ‘Despite a few hiccups, I'm not going back to landlines.’
- ‘Last year the number of users around the world surged past the billion mark - outstripping landlines for the first time.’
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