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I'm looking for the difference between a land line and a fix line (or even fixed line) in the context of telephony.

Both seems to mean the Phone line that is not the Mobile one but I would like to know if there is any difference between them. If those are synonyms when use one over the other ?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a technical term-of-the-art, and regular English usage will not apply. – jimm101 Oct 12 '18 at 11:26
  • It's "Fixed line" and "landline". A simple google search will answer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landline – jimm101 Oct 12 '18 at 11:29
  • I've worked around the edges of telecommunications for half a century, and "fixed line" is unfamiliar to me. – Hot Licks Nov 11 '18 at 13:03
  • @HotLicks Thanks for the input; this could also be an answer, I'm not a native speaker, neither are the people that use that word around me (telephony company in non english speaking country). – CharybdeBE Nov 12 '18 at 14:26
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They are the same thing. Both terms refer to a physical phone line connecting to one or more sockets in a building (or fixed position payphone)

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