Voice telephone service as we know it today.
Normal twisted-pair telephone service (dial tone).
The basic single line switched access service offered by local exchange carriers to residential and business end users, using loop-start signaling.
A term used to describe the standard analog service.
The analog dial-tone-type telephone networks and services in place worldwide, with transmission rates up to 52Kbps. In contrast, telephone services based on digital communications lines, such as ISDN, have higher speeds and bandwidths. The POTS networks also called the public switched telephone network.
Transmits analog information through one channel. It is not ISDN.
This term often is used to refer to analog voice telephone services provided over the public switched telephone network.
Voice-grade telephone service.
Basic telephone service with no special features.
A form of basic telephone service which supplies standard single line telephones, telephone lines, and access to the public switched network.
(POTS) is a common term for conventional analog telephony.
Plain Old Telephone service refers to a single analog line telephone network. This system has transmission rates up to 52 kbps. POTS networks are also called public switched telephone networks (PSTNs).
Used in reference to standard telephony, as in placing and receiving telephone calls.
The regular telephone service that people have in their homes. Newer technologies such as ISDN, digital phones, cellular phones, or DSL are not referred...
This term commonly refers to standard telephony, as in placing and receiving telephone calls.
Basic voice telephone service is called POTS.
(POTS) this refers to the traditional analogue phone service commonly encountered.
Conventional local telephony routed through the public switched telephone network.
(POTS) A basic telephone voice line.
An acronym identifying the traditional function of a telephone network to allow voice communication between two people across a distance. In most contexts, POTS is synonymous with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
Connects regular computers or networks over longer distances. Regular service to most residential and business customers provides a maximum bandwidth of between 28.8 Kbps and 56 Kbps.
The basic, traditional mode of copper-wire, switched telephone services.
Plain old telephone service, or POTS, is the standard telephone service that remains the basic form of residential and small business telephone service nearly everywhere in the world, and was the only basic telephone service known to most people until the introduction of mobile phones. It has been available almost since the introduction of the telephone system in the late 19th century, in a form mostly unchanged to the normal user despite the introduction of electronic telephone exchanges into the public switched telephone network since the middle of the 20th century.