What is PLAIN OLD TELEPHONE SERVICE (POTS)?

The standard landline used to provide telephone services. Makes use of a twisted pair copper wire. Common otions include outgoing calls, incoming calls, call waiting, call forwarding, IDSN, caller ID and the like.

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