Deco-Tel Phone in a Box

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James McCuen said...

I saw this type of phone for sale either in the late 60s or early 70s.

Back then, when you bought it new, it was a shell. That is, it was empty. The "headset" was empty, no hardware. The dialer (push button or rotary) was empty.

So you would take it to the phone company [for me it was GTE (now Verizon) or PacBell (now AT&T).

Just that box was over $100. I never bought one. It seemed like way too much money back then, especially since you would probably pay more for the "guts."