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English translation: hard-wired OR landline [as opposed to cordless or mobile respectively] SOMETIMES: copper...

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French term or phrase:filaire
English translation:hard-wired OR landline [as opposed to cordless or mobile respectively] SOMETIMES: copper...
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10:57 Feb 4, 2009
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
French term or phrase: filaireet
From a brochure advertising services supplied to exhibitors at a tradeshow, which include the installation of an analog line with a "poste filaireet".
Steven Durose
France
Local time: 02:40
hard-wired [OR: landline] and ...
Explanation:
It seems extremely likely to me that there is simply a space missing between 'filaire' and 'et' — depending of course on what follows (or maybe there's nothing, but something was deleted and the 'et' got left behind).

Depending on the rest of your context, it might mean 'landline as opposed to cellphone', but I rather suspect in fact it is 'hard-wired phone as opposed to a cordless one'.

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Note added at 15 mins (2009-02-04 11:13:04 GMT)
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In fact, re-reading your context, I see you have indeed confirmed that it is an analogue (land)line, so it is clearly as I suspected a hard-wired phone rather than a cordless one; presumably, an exhibtion organizer wouldn't want hirers walking off with cordless handsets in their pockets!
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Tony M
France
Local time: 02:40
Grading comment
Many thanks - checked with the client and it is indeed a typo, so it should read "filaire et...".
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filaire et ...
hard-wired [OR: landline] and ...


Explanation:
It seems extremely likely to me that there is simply a space missing between 'filaire' and 'et' — depending of course on what follows (or maybe there's nothing, but something was deleted and the 'et' got left behind).

Depending on the rest of your context, it might mean 'landline as opposed to cellphone', but I rather suspect in fact it is 'hard-wired phone as opposed to a cordless one'.

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Note added at 15 mins (2009-02-04 11:13:04 GMT)
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In fact, re-reading your context, I see you have indeed confirmed that it is an analogue (land)line, so it is clearly as I suspected a hard-wired phone rather than a cordless one; presumably, an exhibtion organizer wouldn't want hirers walking off with cordless handsets in their pockets!

Tony M
France
Local time: 02:40
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Grading comment
Many thanks - checked with the client and it is indeed a typo, so it should read "filaire et...".
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Feb 4, 2009 - Changes made by Tony M:
FieldMarketing » Tech/Engineering
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