Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

Subject: Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 09:10:51 -0800 (PST)

One question I had to ask myself in reading the various responses to the OP: are
wired phones that out of date that the average 6th grader wouldn't know about
them or be able to distinguish the difference between a cell (mobile, if you
will) phone and a hard-wired phone? Whether via their own homes or those of
others, tv, the Internet, or during some elementary school science lesson?
Surely they still teach about Alexander Graham Bell in the early grades?

I like "home phone" or "home telephone." A cell phone is a "mobile" phone,
regardless where it's used. It may supplant a hard-wired phone at home, but I
think your average 6th grader would know enough about wired phones to understand
the differences. 

Btw, for all practical purposes, the typical cordless phone is a hard-wired
phone, as its base station is usually connected to a telephone network. Add VoIP
phones into the mix though, specifically those that look and act like
"landlines," and distinctions start to become cloudy without a discussion about
types of services/providers. 

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