Summary: We wanted a new plug in landline not a portable. If we lose our electricity we can still dial out, although it wouldn't ring. So it is in addition to our portable and cell phones. This is the style we grew up with in the 50's, except they were dial not push button. If kids didn't have cell phones or portable phones they would be sitting or lying in one place when on this phone! It is well made and weighted. Glad we purchased it.
Summary: Looking at this phone and using it takes me back when it was the standard. Only in black, and letters and numbers were inside each circle. Seems most people had this phone centrally located, and no extension phones. Also, it will go with any decor.
Summary: We bought two of these phones. They work so much better than the slimline when trying to talk on the phone and work on the computer at the same time. They look great and you can turn the ringer off and on. That is a plus when people are taking naps. I love the sound of the ringer. These telephones look so sharp. I would buy more if I had room for them.