A visual (and audible!) reminder of the slower paced 70's,
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This review is from: Steepletone Retro BT Corded Telephone with Rotary Dial - Ivory - STP1960 (Electronics)
Well, this certainly brings back memories of a slower paced happy time growing up when phone calls would be made in the evening to keep an eye on the pennies; when talking on the phone to relatives out of town was a once a week thing; and the line was shared with your neighbours!
This is the same classic early 1970's BT (then post office of course) design of phone my wife's parents had in the hallway and my parents had in their bedroom (we had a blue one on the wall in the hall!). My goodness it brings back memories. I love the proper old ringing from the bells inside - the sound is so reminiscent of growing up!
Practically, in comparison to modern telephones this is close to useless. No built-in answer phone; no built-in address book; no mobility … I could go on …
… but of course that's not why you buy these things! They're a reminder of a simpler (slower paced) time without the constant intrusion of modern communications and 24/7 multi-media.
Right, i'm off to make a cup off tea: loose leaf and a with a tea strainer of course - non of those new fangled tea bags.