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

  • Great Seaside Vintage Fair Whitby
    20th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

    The vintage fair with a SEA VIEW! More than 40 stalls of genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s.

  • Leadenhall Vintage Furniture Flea
    28th July 2024

    London’s best loved mid century furniture market is returning to this fab market. Bang in the heart of The Square Mile. This covered Market opened in 1445 but was made famous by apearing in Harry Potter as the Leaky Cauldron!

  • Retro Festival, Newbury
    9th August 2024 - 11th August 2024

    From the fashion, shopping, dancing, amusements, live music entertainment and classic vehicles on display, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy here at Retro Festival no matter what age.

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