Retro Telephones

What could be better than the ring of a traditional phone? Maybe you prefer the chirp of the trimphone? Possibly something in Bakelite tickles your fancy?
Whatever your preference, all our phones are treated the same, we convert and restore all our phones to full working condition (except where specified).
For most phones, we strip them and clean all the mechanical and case parts, using special cleaners to restore the shine of the case to as close to new as we can. The electronics are then undated to ensure they’ll work with the current BT (UK) systems, and finally we add a standard BT plug on the end of the cable so you can simply plug in and go.

GPO Series 700 Dial Telephones

All our phones are fully compatible with the UK Phone network, however there may be exceptions, but we guarantee that all our phones will work with a standard  BT master socket and have been tested for such.

Each phone is connected to the master socket of our BT Line here at Retro HQ, and we have a conversation with it, to make sure it sounds right and that the other end can hear us, we dial out with it, and we also accept an incoming call. This way we know that it will work in the real world.

If you have a Virgin Media, TalkTalk or other cable system line, our telephones will ring, you can answer it, however it is most likely you will not be able to dial out.

To enable our phones to fully work on a cable line we can fit an upgrade which will enable it to work on non compatible lines. This upgrade can also be applied to phones on BT lines, this will enable dial phones to use the #(hash) and *(star) keys and give a memory option which allows faster dialling.

All our Reconditioned phones have a 3 month warranty.

Upcoming Shows

  • Peterborough Festival of Antiques
    2nd October 2020 - 3rd October 2020

    1,700 plus stalls which will offer something for everyone – antiques, vintage, retro and collectables, trade marquees and outdoor pitches

  • Vintage Home Show, Leeds
    4th October 2020

    A Vintage Home Show event for Leeds offering a fantastic selection of interior styling from 40 specialist dealers.

  • Vintage Home Show, Midlands
    11th October 2020

    Packed with 60 exhibitors selling Midcentury & Vintage Furniture, Lighting, Artwork and Ceramics from the 1950s-1970s.

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