Updated: 06/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Alternatively called a home phone or main line, a landline is a telephone connected to other phones via wires. This term is used when comparing or describing a standard home phone to a cordless or cell phone with no wires or lines.

Today, landlines are becoming less-and-less popular as people are switching to cell phones and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). However, many still suggest having landlines in case of an emergency were to cause all mobile phones and Internet connections to go down or become overwhelmed.

Phone terms, POTS, Telecommunications, Telephone