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@asyria51 (2870)
United States
March 17, 2012 9:16pm CST
I just saw an advertisement for a "retro" corded phone, not the old rotary phones. My parents still have two of these "retro" phone. They are not in the stone age, they just believe in using something until it cannot be used anymore. They are not out in the open, one is in the computer room attached to the fax machine, and the other is in my dad's work room.
1 response
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
18 Mar 12
A retro phone is also called a land line. They come in handy. A cordless should not be used when giving out personal information such as date of birth, credit card #, etc. We use our land line when we have to give out personal information. We don't use that phone very often since we're trying to keep it as long as we can.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
19 Mar 12
A cordless phone is technically a land line phone since it has a based that is connected by wire to a phone line. A retro phone connected by wire can be good in the event of a power failure since it can still work. But then so can a cell phone but cordless phones will be out.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
19 Mar 12
Our cord phone doesn't pick up truckers going by, but the cordless does and we don't consider it a land line, but an air one because between the base and the phone there is lots of air. Anything that goes through air can be picked up by something else. I dated a guy whose neighbors had a cordless and his base picked up this Mother and Daughter who were gossiping about us. So he called them up and told him about it. So for privacy, you need the one that's all cords from the headset to the wall or the phone call can go into the air. Yes, we always have that spare phone and use it during power outages since it doesn't need electricity like the cordless does.