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How to Extend a Land Line Telephone

Updated February 21, 2017

Land line telephones have been on the downturn ever since the advent of the mobile phone. Cell phones allow us the freedom and mobility to walk and talk just about anywhere, while land lines keep us tethered to a cord. However, land lines still do offer more reliable connectivity and better rates on many international calls, so many are hesitant to give them up. It's easy to extend the range of a regular telephone to give you some extra portability.

Insert a phone cord into a phone jack anywhere in your home, then insert the other end into the transmitter portion of your telephone extender.

Plug your telephone extender transmitter directly into any power outlet. Do not use a power strip or surge protector; these need to go directly into a wall to have a good, solid connection.

Plug your telephone into the receiving portion of the phone extender.

Insert the receiving end of the phone extender directly into a power outlet in the same manner as you did the transmitter.

Allow a couple of minutes for the transmitter and the receiver to locate each other. You will then be able to use your phone normally.

Things You'll Need

  • Telephone extender (transmitter and receiver)
  • Phone cord
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Jack Gorman has been involved in many different areas in his professional career. He resides in the Washington DC area, though he consults with organizations nationwide. His specialties include film and video production, sports management, writing, graphic web design, marketing, communications, operations, human resources and photography.