These are factory-fresh, with multi-year warranties. They may look like phones you used when Nixon was president and a burger cost 15 cents, but there have been lots of internal improvements.
The "traditional" phones on this page are built in the spirit of the old rental phones, with sturdy ABS housings, zinc-plated steel bases, brass bells that really ring, mil-spec soldering, careful inspection and testing, and hookswitches and touchtone pads designed to work reliably for decades.
Not only are they as good as the phones "the phone company" used to make, they're better!
The old ad is provided for entertainment only, and does not necessarily describe phones on this page.