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Apparently, talking is still voguish because people continue buying a telephone for home, office, and car use. You may decide a vintage Star Wars phone shaped like R2D2 looks great in a hallway whereas a red Ferrari phone starts up a conversation every time. Purchasers shop for smartphones and other mobile phones or buy a home communications system complete with an answering machine suitable for storing names and numbers.

Homeowners also like being able to use communication features such as caller I.D. and call waiting with the ability to access calling history through a caller log. Once you decide on one or more telephones to purchase, make sure to shop for accessories such as headsets, replacement parts, batteries, adapters, and extra-long cords for landline phones.