A telephone line or telephone circuit (or just line or circuit within the industry) is a single-user circuit on a telephone communication system. Typically this refers to the physical wire or other signaling medium connecting the user's telephone apparatus to the telecommunications network, and usually also implies a single telephone number for billing purposes reserved for that user.
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... instrumented a 570-kilometer (350 mi) section of telephone line in the area that they expected to be affected by the nuclear detonation in order to measure the electromagnetic pulse effects ... The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) fused all of the 570-kilometer monitored overhead telephone line with measured currents of 1500 to 3400 amperes during the 22 October 1962 test ... The monitored telephone line was divided into sub-lines of 40 to 80 kilometres (25 to 50 mi) in length, separated by repeaters ...
... An extension telephone is an additional telephone wired to the same telephone line as another ... In middle 20th century telephone jargon, the first telephone on a line was a "Main Station" and subsequent ones "Extensions" ... Some telephones intended for use as extensions have built in intercom features ...
... A telephone line or telephone circuit (or just line or circuit within the industry) is a single-user circuit on a telephone communication system ... wire or other signaling medium connecting the user's telephone apparatus to the telecommunications network, and usually also implies a single telephone ... In 1878, the Bell Telephone Company began to use two-wire circuits (called the local loop) from each user's telephone to end offices which performed any necessary electrical ...
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