The Old Telephone Company
March 12, 2004 1:41 PM   Subscribe

The Old Telephone Company, Essex, England
posted by hama7 (7 comments total)
I can't believe they're charging over one hundred quid for the late 500 model. I've got one myself and it was only fifty quid. It's so much nicer to hear a bell than some ghastly bleeping thing. Bit of a bugger with voicemail systems though.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:21 PM on March 12, 2004

It's a great idea. In my experience, British land lines perform like it's about 1954 anyway.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:57 PM on March 12, 2004

Your fetish with all things anglo-saxon flat out gives me the creeps.
posted by SpaceCadet at 3:02 PM on March 12, 2004

This sexy number would almost convince me to get a landline again. Almost.

Actually, I've figured for a while now, that the next big fad is gonna be rotary cellphones. I mean, most people seem to prefer analogue watches for the looks, right? So why not a cellphone with a little rotary dial that switches between normal dial functionality and an iPod-esque scroll wheel for the 10000 other digital functions a typical cell phone has nowadays? (Go, Lazyweb, go!)

On preview: Everyone's fetish for the "hama7's X fetish" injoke flat-out gives me the creeps.
posted by arto at 3:04 PM on March 12, 2004

I would just be happy if regular cellphones were forced to ring like old telephone bells and I'd never ever have to hear somebody's Monday-Night-Football-themed ringtone ever, ever again. Ever!
posted by furiousthought at 3:24 PM on March 12, 2004

I swear, if they come out with rotary cellphones, I will finally buy one of the bastards.
posted by scody at 4:27 PM on March 12, 2004

The nice thing about these is they don't look over-restored. Too many times I've come across displays of reconditioned antique phones whose original fabric-covered cords have been replaced with extremely inappropriate-looking modern coiled plastic-insulation jobs and other modern bits, and the original bakelite (or whatever) casings and/or rubber strain reliefs cut altered or removed to accommodate them, effectively making it irreversible.
posted by George_Spiggott at 4:56 PM on March 13, 2004

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