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- Item model number: 1929SI
- ASIN: B004ORZ3P2
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 July 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
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GPO 1929S Classic Carrington Push Button Telephone - Ivory
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- Classic early 20th century design with push button and tone/pulse dialling
- Works on any current telephone network and is compatabile with modern telephone banking
- Made from quality strong plastics
- Pull out note pad tray
- Ringer On/Off switch
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Introducing the GPO Carrington classic retro corded telephone, a contemporary British design classic which is perfect for your décor and yet brought upto date with modern technology to ensure functionality on any standard home telephone line. The GPO Carrington retro corded telephones design is based on the vintage bakelite telephones and features push button dialling, pull out notepad tray, authentic bell ringing and a solid weighty construction.
Further features of the GPO Carrington retro corded telephone include: Classic early 20th century design, tone and pulse dialling, made from quality strong plastics, works on any current telephone network, traditional bell ring, compatible with modern telephone banking and rubber feet. The GPO Carrington retro corded telephone also comes with a 1 year warranty.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This retro type telephone is a little gem. I wanted this style of phone for my little office/study room and it looks just right with my blend of modern and old paraphernalia. The plastic material this phone is made from,I ordered it in black,is a shiny gloss finish so if you are looking for a matt finish only this may not be what you will have in mind. Mine sits proudly on my desk next to a computer screen and printer that are both in the popular shiny gloss black finish of many of today's modern electronic gadgets so it actually blends in very well with these. The style of this phone both contrasts with and compliments these present day gadgets.
The phone is practical, with push button numbers in the illusory rotary dial frontpiece. The numbers seem to be set back into the rotary dial but this is only an optical illusion as on closer inspection they actually come just above the dial plate. The buttons are simple to use and you hear a touch tone sound in the ear phone when you press each number.
There are star and hash buttons in the 'dial' as well so the phone is practical for all the normal calls you wish to make. Of course if you want to go the full retro experience you could always go for the more expensive rotary dial model. However, the push button one here offers a quicker and easier way of making calls so is a better practical compromise if you make a lot of calls.Read more ›
This does look a bit cheap "in the flesh": the finish is much shinier than bakelite (or what is apparent from the photo) and looks plastic-y, although at least the dial doesn't look as dreadful as the silver-painted plastic sported by some (yes, I'm looking at you Steepletone. It's also comparatively light weight compared with the Wild & Wolf or an original, which lends to the cheap feel.
This model doesn't have the hand-grip which was common on 30s phones so moving it around is slightly inconvenient, but not the end of the world.
As others have noted, there is no means of adjusting the volume of the ring tone, but I had no problems with the pre-set volume.
On the plus side, no problems whatsover with performance and the touch tone when dialing is very clear.
In short, it doesn't really measure up as a repo but it's a functional phone and you could do worse.
I have since replaced it with another retro phone of a different make and although it's not as good as my lovely old Astral phone, at least the line is clear and there's no echo when I speak into it. But for me, now, it's the genuine item; I shall invest in a proper vintage phone; no more cheap retros!
Finally, why didn't I send the chrome Protelx phone back? Well, there are two reasons: 1. Without it (until I replaced it) I would have no phone at all except my mobile and 2. I just couldn't be bothered.....I do not recommend buying this phone at all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Looks exactly as seen on line. Would prefer it to be a bit heavier as the plastic makes it feel a bit cheap but I love the look of it, much better than modern phones. Read morePublished 8 days ago by millie
This phone is exactly what I wanted! It looks old fashioned but is right up to date with all the modern technology with # and push buttons.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Susan Reed
Looks cheap and nasty. Very poor conections, stopped working after the 30 days return period was up. !!! Trying to return this item is a nightmare, too much hassel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan R.
Exactly what it says on the tin and great for the price. Looks fab on my mantelpiece!Published 2 months ago by CatherineB