11 Reasons Grandpa’s phone was better than yours

Phone211. Zero charge time, infinite talk and standby time.

10. Impossible to lose or misplace.   

9. Built bicep strength with prolonged use.  

 8. Always perfect reception within its coverage area (the kitchen).   

7. You could dial it while holding the receiver to your ear.   

6. Distinctive ringtone audible everywhere in the house.   

5. Simple, easy-to-understand rate plan with full carrier subsidy.   

4. Pleasant and firm tactile feedback for every digit dialed.   

3. Elegant, timeless design that never went out of style.   

2. Much more effective for hammering nails and bludgeoning robbers.   

1. Worked reliably for 27 years without replacement—or even, as far as I know, a single repair.

Thanks Mike F

9 thoughts on “11 Reasons Grandpa’s phone was better than yours”

  1. Ah, yes, I fondly remember those $38.97, 10-minute, long-distance calls from Michigan to New Jersey! And, call Europe?? You had to be a millionaire!

  2. I don’t miss the $300.00 a month long distance bills. I sure wish I could have all that money back.

  3. Couldn’t accidently wash it in the washing machine either! But I too do not miss all the long distance calls and cherish the ones I can now make.

  4. 7. You could dial it while holding the receiver to your ear.

    My blackberry can do voice dialing.

  5. Who knew? When my grandpa started talking to his blackberries and apples in his fruit market 30 years ago, we sent him to a home. Turns out he was ahead of his time.

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