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Wall Mounted Speakerphone

Shockingly missing
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This no doubt is a result of general cord-cutting and cellphones, but nonetheless the absence of such a simple product appears shocking. The link (discontinued) is the closest I've found.

The trick we're looking for is relatively thin and lacking an actual phone handle -- just a speakerphone, to maintain as narrow a possible profile to the wall

theircompetitor, Feb 24 2018

The discontinued "future dialer" https://www.harrisc...r-speakerphone.html
[theircompetitor, Feb 24 2018]


       Sony's television division have kicked Skype's attempt to make a wall-o-vision telephone system.
wjt, Feb 25 2018

       // And milk and fresh orange juice delivered to one's doorstep...and steam trains...and, oh nostalgia thou art my lovely companion this late summer night of moths, candle- flames, and gentle mist... //   

       Nostalgia isn't what it used to be ...
8th of 7, Feb 25 2018

       This could be implemented quickly and cheaply using tablets and wifi.   

       Fix the tablets to the walls in appropriate positions.   

       Design an appropriate UI app that handles audio, speech recognition, and other functions.   

       Use the wifi to link the tablets to a central telecoms hub.   

8th of 7, Feb 25 2018

       missing a connection to (gasp) a phone jack, trekkie.
theircompetitor, Feb 25 2018

       // a phone jack //   

       How quaint. Does your design record voicemail on an Edison wax cylinder ?   

       With sufficient polished brass, varnished mahogany, ceramic insulators and a big Bakelite-handled We-Belong-Dead knife switch, it might be an attractive bit of Steampunkery, but as a real-world system a physical phone line, for anything other than high speed data, is somewhat passé ...
8th of 7, Feb 25 2018

       Maybe a wall directional speaker/microphone which operates when standing in front. Voice dial of course.
wjt, Feb 26 2018

       I saw a rubber dink with a suction cup on it. Pretty sure everything is wall mountable now.
bob, Mar 01 2018

       Office lucent landline, duct tape.   

       Or, cut a piece of wallboard out of the wall, mount phone to that horizontally, and place on desk.
RayfordSteele, Mar 01 2018


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