Retro Telephones

What could be better than the genuine 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 totally strip each phone and clean all 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 altered to make sure they’ll work with the current BT (UK) systems, and finally we add a normal 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 these phones to fully work on a cable line an upgrade can be fitted to this phone 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

  • Camden Vintage Furniture Flea
    28th January 2018

    The famous Vintage Furniture Flea is coming to Cecil Sharp House the home of English folk music and dance arts.

  • Midcentury Modern at The Hepworth Wakefield
    3rd February 2018 - 4th February 2018

    This event is the first northern pop-up event from Modern Shows, whose London shows attract interiors fans from around Europe looking to find the best in collectible vintage furniture and design for the home.

  • Midcentury Modern
    18th March 2018

    A show to find everything for the eclectic home at this much-loved one day show.

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