This is kind of an ironic question because the term “landline” is really so new.
Before cell phones became common, we would only hear the term on boats or in remote areas where people communicate via VHF radio. Because there was no privacy on the VHF, people would often say things, like, “I’ll fill you in on the details when I get to a land line”. Which, back then may have even meant a pay phone in the marina!
Now the term landline is more commonly used because every member of the family has a cell and the landline that just a few years ago was also used for dial up internet, is rarely if ever used. [Read more…]