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Cell phone that will work on landline?

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[OP]
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Feb 23, 2015
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Mississauga, ON

Cell phone that will work on landline?

Is there such a thing?
Some gadget plugged into landline or home internet acting as a cell tower perhaps.
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Apr 12, 2013
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Connect to landline: no. But as mentioned you can use wifi calling (Shaw and Fido both support it) however most traditional providers include use in your minutes. There are several wifi only options, but I've heard mixed reviews. Definitely do some research on wifi calling and you'll get lots of info.

Good luck
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Aug 11, 2018
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can you go into detail why you'd want such a device? then maybe we can help with alternatives

i see wifi calling has already been suggested, which works great if you have low signal in your home.
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I think the client is referring the those Femtocell device Rogers/FiDO offered like a decade ago, but I don't believe they offer it anymore with the popularity of WIFI calling.

I know carriers in the US recently offered it -- but they too stopped offering it as heavily with the adoption of WIFI calling.
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[OP]
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WiFi call quality is poor, this is for business calls. I guess WiFi being VOIP the quality has improved over the years but not yet equal to landline quality.
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Are you looking for a service coming from a cellphone / SIM card or VoIP / Internet based? Sorry but I’m just confused...

BizDeveloper wrote: WiFi call quality is poor, this is for business calls. I guess WiFi being VOIP the quality has improved over the years but not yet equal to landline quality.
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I'm a little confused as to what OP is looking for, but I thought I'd add that some cordless phones offer Bluetooth connectivity so incoming calls on the cell ring on the cordless phones
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treasureseeker3 wrote: I'm a little confused as to what OP is looking for, but I thought I'd add that some cordless phones offer Bluetooth connectivity so incoming calls on the cell ring on the cordless phones
This....the Panasonics are really good!

We have the Panasonic KX series and pair it with our cellphones. This is on one line and the other is our Ooma.

Works great!
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BizDeveloper wrote: Is there such a thing?
Some gadget plugged into landline or home internet acting as a cell tower perhaps.
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I have a feeling you're just stuck into thinking that the old landlines style are still being used for calls (and maybe they are in some areas) but the majority of the current "landlines" are already voip.

I remember one of my old companies changed over to voip about 10 years ago and you won't notice any quality difference. This was done so the calls can be integrated into enterprise software like salesforce and such.
[OP]
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Feb 23, 2015
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Yes this may be as close as I can get.

Even landlines are for the most part digital, which is ok. VOIP has a bad reputation as the channel is not dedicated to just phone calls.

Then there is this I am just starting to read...
https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-mak ... und-better

Since this will be used by a business, and used by non-technical people, I have to be careful what I recommend they get.

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