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    home telephone?

    I'm looking for a phrase which means 'home telephone' or something like that. A phone which you can have installed in your house and which isn't portable. What is its name?

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    Re: home telephone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lily of the valley View Post
    I'm looking for a phrase which means 'home telephone' or something like that. A phone which you can have installed in your house and which isn't portable. What is its name?
    In the UK we call them 'landlines'.

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    Re: home telephone?

    Thanks for the quick reply.

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    #4

    Re: home telephone?

    "Landline" is used here, too. But it is also understood what someone's home phone is. For instance, in my mobile phone I can store in a "contact" information for a person's work, mobile and home phones.

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    Re: home telephone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lily of the valley View Post
    I'm looking for a phrase which means 'home telephone' or something like that. A phone which you can have installed in your house and which isn't portable. What is its name?
    It is possible for a 'home phone number' to be the same number as one's cell phone number. The term 'landline' is understood to mean a telephone number that is serviced by a non-satellite provider.

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    #6

    Thumbs up Re: home telephone?

    Very interesting name, indeed.. Specially according to our language....

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    Re: home telephone?

    If I asked for someone's home phone and they might tell me they only have a "cell phone" or "mobile phone."

    In other words, if one did not have a landline, one would have to explain that to someone who asked for their home phone.

    "Can I have your home phone?"

    "I don't have a home phone, only my mobile."

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