We had one for years and loved it so much. We let an ex borrow it when their wireless broke and we never saw it again. The weight of the phone is what we remember. For us, flimsy phones give flimsy reception. The down side? We just don't know what you do with all of the automated phone messages out there. Press one for English? Not on this beauty.
This was in our own AT LA classifieds, so we thought it was worth a shout-out. The story on the Bold Phones Website says these very cool, Model 500 antique telephones designed by Henry Dreyfuss were purchased "from a private telephone company that took them out of service 20 years ago when they replaced them with Touch-Tone telephones and put them in the bottom of their building." The company decided to get rid of the phones so now you can get a great deal on this classic American design ($29.99 and up).