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What is a landline number?

A landline number is the same thing as a phone number. A landline is different from a cell phone number because landlines use a metal wire or cable to transfer a voice call while a cell phone uses radio waves. A landline phone is also known as a “hard wired” phone line because there is a physical connection between the phone equipment and the place where it is located. Usually, this connection is a phone jack that is visible on the wall and has a phone line connected to it. Some also refer to a landline as a “POTS” line which stands for “plain old telephone service.” Most people that have a telephone in their home are using a landline service.

If the owner of a landline number is busy or unavailable, a landline may be forwarded to other telephone numbers or to a professional answering service so that the inbound call can be answered. Landlines can also be programmed to allow for “call waiting” so that two or more conversations can be maintained on the line.



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About Brian Gabriel

As the Call Center Manager for Sound Telecom, Brian is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and long term success of the company while managing a variety of inbound customer support programs. He also has a hand in taking care of the Solaxis services division. Prior to joining Sound Telecom, Mr. Gabriel held management positions with several prominent Internet Services companies including and Brian started his career in advertising and sales before moving to Washington State. He joined AEI Music in 1995 and supervised their international customer service department and technical support call centers. Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish languages from San Diego State University. Brian teaches adult education at his church and actively supports Christian ministries.