The 10 Best landline phones

Dial in style with these home-based handsets, from simple and retro to sleek for the smartphone generation

1. Alessi Cordless DECT Telephone


This collaboration between Telecom Italia and Alessi combines pared-back elegance with a host of technical functions.

2. Swissvoice ePure


Going from icon to iconic, Swissvoice has taken the old 2D logo used on telephone buttons and given it a new dimension, with this fun phone.

3. Retro Scandi


"Elegance for eloquence," claimed Ericsson when it launched the Ericophone in the 1950s. Now, it's back, true to the original, with a big, inviting, red hang-up button.

4. Philips cordless


Glossy and modern but still discreet, this phone picks up signals through walls and floors. It can be linked to up to five handsets, so you'll always be near a phone.

5. Punkt DP Phone


Designed by Jasper Morrison, this phone was created with chic simplicity. The large buttons and big screen are clear and beautiful. But it's got quite a price tag.

6. GPO 1970s Retro Push-Button Dialling


By replacing the rotary dial with buttons, this John Lewis exclusive captures the essence of the GPO phones without finger-fumbling.

7. Wild and Wolf Trim Classic


Another retro reworking, this time with 1960s jaunty angles and even jauntier colour choices – choose from red, turquoise, purple, orange or green.

8. Tesco Value Slimline Gondola


It doesn't have a colour display, classically composed ringtones or high design aesthetics. But it does take calls and costs under £5.

9. Moshi Moshi Phone Dock


This is a telecoms solution for the smartphone generation. The dock can sync up to two Bluetooth devices and will re-route your calls through its sleek cordless handset.

10. Sagemcom SIXTY Cordless


You could be fooled into thinking that this was some 1970s design classic. That is, until you look at it from the side, and see the slick paper-clip-like folded body.