What's the best land-line telephone that will only function as an apartment buzzer?
November 12, 2012 2:19 PM Subscribe
What's a good tiny-form-factor POTS
telephone I can purchase solely to buzz people into my apartment building?
posted by whittaker to technology (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My building's buzzer system piggybacks onto the regular phone service for each apartment. When somebody in the lobby punches in my buzzer code the telephone plugged into the wall jack rings and then connects my via intercom to the lobby. If I want to let them in, I unlock the inner door by pressing 6.
My fiancée and I don't have any land-line service, Luckily, the buzzer will still work if you plug a telephone into the wall--it just doesn't allow you to dial out or receive regular calls.
Currently we have a very cheap phone plugged into the wall and it sits on the floor next to the TV stand (the socket is located in the living room). However, we're redecorating the apartment with an eye to eliminating all unsightly clutter and I'm wondering if there's a very small and/or sleek looking landline phone available for sale that would look nice and/or unobtrusive when mounted on the wall. Since it doesn't have to be designed to act as a land-line phone I'm thinking in a perfect world of a very tiny
speaker phone with one button that could be programmed with the DTMF
tones for the '6' key.
Failing that, anybody have any suggestions for a very small land-line phone that looks stylish when wall-mounted?