This website is the main site for the Bold
Old Phone Company which was started in 2003 with a
stockpile of Model 500 telephones. We purchased them from
a phone company that had taken them out of service and
put them into storage in the 1980's as the touch-tone
models began to replace them in people's homes. Twenty
years later the phone company realized that they would
not be putting them back in service so they sold them to
us. We have refurbished and sold over 8000 of them since
then to Internet customers around the world. Without the
Internet's unique ability to match phone buyers with
phone sellers like us, this business could not
Although we also sell a variety of Replica
Phones, we decided to focus on our niche of Model 500
rotary dial telephones because the earlier models have
many technical problems in today's homes and the wall
phones are too small of a market niche to serve. This
website allows us to combine the best of the Mid-Century
Modern phones that we restore with the features in the
replicas that many people want in a phone.
The easiest way to reach us is thru
We do not store individualized information
about our website viewers but we do gather non-personal
data to examine for the purposes of improving our
websites. We cannot guarantee that another website we
link to will not have methods of tracking individual
users and we are not responsible for their methodologies.
We do keep records of the customers who make purchases
but we do not give out any customer information without
their consent (such as in a referral).
Our Model 500 phones are guaranteed to work
in your home on its standard telephone wiring. They may
not work in a business or dormitory where you have to go
through a switchboard to reach an outside line (unless
the switchboard has pulse dialing enabled).
We do not guarantee that our Model 500 telephones
will work on VOIP, DSL, Vonage, or other internet
telephone systems due to a lack of standards for these
Our Crosley replica phones have a 30 day warrantee
from our distributor and from 30 to 90 days from the
Crosley company itself.
We do not refund shipping
in any case so please make sure you
understand the limits of our guarantee and check with
your telephone service provider before purchasing a phone
from us to make sure it is compatible with their
us immediately if there is a problem.