Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

Subject: Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"
From: david hendler <freetaco -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 09:59:32 -0600

Rick,

Technically it's a "mobile phone", as many of the devices are no longer
using the cellular service. As I understand it, the term "mobile phone" is
more widespread in Europe, but "cell phone" has stuck in the US.

-David



On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com> wrote:

> Actually isn't "cell phone" somewhat of a misnomer?
>
> Sure, it comes from "Cellular" but my guess is that there are hordes of
> Cel Phone companies that are screaming at their employees saying "Sell
> Phone! Sell Phone! Sell Phone!".
>
> It is, after all... Friday. :)
>
> On 2/4/2011 7:55 AM, Tim J. Slager wrote:
> > Cell phone vs. molecular phone
> > Mobile phone vs. homebound phone
> >
> > (Not as fun as "madeupical," but I'm trying...) Actually, I never found
> "cell phone" to be very intuitive. I much prefer mobile, but that's not
> common American English usage.
> >
> > tims
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> > On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Lauren<lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> >> Landline is landline, as other posts will attest.
> >> (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landline) I have also heard
> >> and used, hard line and house phone.
> >>
> > Yes, but kids today don't know about "Landlines" or "Wirelines" most
> > homes use cordless telephones.
> >
> > I think we need to set up a new term to use for an international
> > standard for this age group.
> >
> > Always into coining new madeupical words
> >
> > -Tony
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References:
Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: John Posada
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Lauren
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Tony Chung
RE: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Tim J. Slager
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Rick Stone

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