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Ringin' in the old days

Update for the old classic retro phone

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If you long for the…ahem… ‘good’ old days of people listening to the wireless and times when telephones were luxury items, then you’re bound to have a soft spot for the retro wired telephone, that’s actually wireless.

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The Grand Cordless Phone has the looks of a traditional telephone...

Yes, it’s a strange concept. But, the Grand Cordless Phone has all the styling of an early telephone, but with all the convenience of a 21st century communications device. This means the cable connection between handset and base has been ripped out and replaced with a 900MHz analogue system.

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...but all the features of a modern one

There’s no rotary dial to speak of because you punch the numbers into a keypad secreted on the handset’s underside, which also incorporates a three-line display. One disadvantage of cutting the cord is that the handset can be misplaced, but the rotary dial has a pager button in its place for just such an incident.

Users also benefit from the ability to store up to 10 names and numbers, caller ID and a redial button. You can choose between a pink, red or black telephone.

The Grand Cordless Phone is available online from US retailer Pottery Barn now for $130 (£65/€85).

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