land lines, why do land lines now require a wireless connection? is it a control issue ?

6 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    ??? Now that's a new one to me. Landlines around here are still the same. A hardline connection from the phone to the phone hub....back at the telephone's central office in town.

  • David
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    Who and where? Tradition land lines don't (any one still have one of those?) and my VOIP does not.

  • 6 months ago

    Not true in traditional land line non-VOIP world.

  • P
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Most land lines will be a wired connection, however some service providers will offer a wireless one if they do not have a wired connection available or want to maintain one to your house. Generally only one company like at&t would own the phone line to your house and no other company can use it without paying them something.

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  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Depends on the "land line".

    The new 5G wireless technology has "fixed wireless": The phones inside connect to a base station and antenna on an outside wall of a house. That antenna talks to the service provider's antenna/infrastructure. This new tech is being used when the copper cabling on phone pole or underground are so damaged that the phone company can't or find it is more financially appealing not to replace copper from homes to a central office that might be a mile or more away.

    Control? Not exactly - it is always about finances.

  • 6 months ago

    Land lines (for phones) do NOT require a wireless connection.

    Wireless is only needed for cordless phones or wireless extenders for land line phones.

    If you have DSL / ADSL internet via a phone line, you may have a wireless unit (WiFi) connected, but that is not a fundamental part of the land line phone.

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