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07/25/2013 08:35 am ET

Vintage Bell Telephone Ad Got The Future Of Home Phones Right -- Sort Of (PHOTO)

So we're not recessing our phones into cabinets -- or owning landlines at all, in many cases.

But this vintage Bell Telephone ad got a few things right about the future: That we dial from our handset and enjoy the convenience of hands-free communication. Occasionally, when in the company of a landline, we still use buttons to dial.

Vintage Ad #954: Tomorrow's Telephones?
Flickr photo from jbcurio

Will the landline ever be extinct? You be the judge.

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