This would be great to put in your hallway as an answer only telephone. It is wired to work and has an electronic microphone. It will still dial out on some BT lines but on the change over will revert to answer only. You could buy a pulse to plug in unit available on other sites. This has been washed but not fully stripped down and restored. I think it it a lovely little telephone and I cannot stand to see good usable items go to landfill. This has some slight discolouration and signs of use but works perfectly and will look great and the grand kids will love to see what we old people used. Cheap as chips to keep in service with someone that will love it.