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    #1

    wireless, cordless, landline

    1. Besides cell phone, I have a wireless telephone at home too.
    2. Besides cell phone, I have a cordless telephone at home too.
    3. Besides cell phone, I have a landline at home too.

    Are the above sentences the same in meaning?

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    #2

    Re: wireless, cordless, landline

    No.

    "Besides a cell phone, I have a landline at home" seems the most natural to me. You are saying you have cell phone and a home phone (traditional landline)

    A "wireless" is the same as a cell phone, basically. Cell phone companies call themselves "wireless" providers.

    A cordless phone is a type of phone connected to a landline that works only in the general area of the base unit. But it doesn't contrast with "cell phone."

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