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11 Nice-Looking Landline Phones for Every Kind of Conversation

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These days, the thought of using a phone to call someone when you could just send a text can seem like a radical act. And using a landline at your house or apartment to make that call is almost unheard of. However, if you’re the kind of person who gets a kick out of catching up via curly cord rather than video chat, there is no shortage of handsomely designed landline telephones to buy online. We scoured the web for the nicest-looking landline phones for every style of home décor (and every type of call), from classic rotary-dial models to ladylike vintage sets and even a few novelty phones (including one shaped like a pair of cartoon lips). So whether you use them to talk or as a design element, these 11 landline phones are guaranteed to start a conversation.

For business calls taken in your home office

For swapping recipes from the kitchen counter

For calling friends from your dorm room

For international calls to family back home

For giving or receiving relationship advice

For making customer-service complaints

For long-distance heart-to-hearts

For gossiping in the bath à la Miss Piggy

For ordering art supplies from your studio

For urgent calls at work

For making last-minute dinner plans from bed