For most of us, the days of the landline telephone have long passed. And for the most part it’s great.
We no longer have to live with annoying dinnertime calls from telemarketers. Teenagers don’t have to die from embarassement when their sibling answers and says, ‘She’s taking a dump right now, can she call you back?’ Best of all, we don’t have to remember everyone’s phone number anymore!
But as with any technological advancement, nostalgia rears its ugly head and somehow makes you long for the days when things were worse. While this may be irrational, you can’t deny that landline telephones did have a bit more swagger than the boring rectangle mobiles of today.
In honour of this bygone era, let’s take a look at some of the best vintage phones from the ‘good ol’ days’:
The Hamburger Phone
As showcased by Juno MacDuff, you can’t get much cooler than the burger phone.
This hip phone reminds me of bananas, but not actual bananas. It reminds me of the bananas in a box of Runts candy.
The Candlestick Phone
Popular from the late 1880s through the 1930s (thanks, Wikipedia), this iconic design is just so elegant.
This design did to phones what Jellies did to sandals. Nifty!
Fancy Bejeweled Pink Telephone
This seems like the phone a sassy grandma should have.
This phone takes that Souja Boy song ‘Kiss Me Through the Phone‘ literally. HAHA
Which of these throwback phones is your favourite? Do you miss your landline? Let us know what you think in the comments below.