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Glossary

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What used to be called a phone or telephone is now distinguished as a landline because it plugs into a telephone line in the wall. These lines are laid underground or above ground on telephone poles, continuing until they connect to the house of the person being  called. This is distinct from cell phones that are connected, wirelessly to a cell phone tower that passes signals to another tower, by line of sight, until reaching a tower near the cell phone being  called.