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Thursday 18th December 2014
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Why don't landline calls cut off when you hang up?

Question

If you call a mobile, when someone hangs up, the line goes dead. But if you call a landline, the line stays connected when they hang up. Why?
Keith, Upminster

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Tony
Qualification: Used a phone to call in
Answer: It's because that's the way it is for landlines. On the mobile network, it's because they can get more revenue if it works like that.

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