Here at Specialty Answering Service, phones are our livelihood. We believe having a live receptionist answering your calls does more than elevate a business – it becomes inseparable from great customer service. This idea carries over to film and television where iconic phones become part of the story. Whether it’s Batman’s Batphone or Derek Zoolander’s oh-so-tiny cell phone, it’s hard to imagine these movies and TV shows without their iconic telephones. Below, we look at the 17 best phones in TV and cinematic history. Enjoy!
Where it appeared: Batman
Sure, you can get Batman’s attention with the bat signal. However, if you’re in the know, then you know that calls for help always originated from the bat phone.
Where it appeared: James Bond
James Bond is a cool cat with a lot of gadgets, so it’s only right for him to have a cool phone too.
Where it appeared: Futurama
What’s better than an iPhone? An EYEphone (minus the painful installation).
Where it appeared: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Don’t you wish you could go back in time and stop yourself from buying those MC Hammer pants? With Bill & Ted’s phone booth time machine, you can!
Where it appeared: Zoolander
The chances of losing your phone are high, but look how cute it is!
Where it appeared: Zoolander 2
When small phones become retro, phones as big as a cargo container are all the rage.
Where it appeared: Get Smart
Secret agents need secret devices. Although, having to take your shoe off every time the phone rings doesn’t seem that convenient.
Where it appeared: Star Trek
“Beam me up, Scotty!”
Where it appeared: Clarissa Explains it All
Hands down the coolest phone from the 90’s.
Where it appeared: Juno
On an important phone call but getting hangry? Just take a bite out of your hamburger phone!
Where it appeared: Spongebob
“Shello? Clam you hear me?”
Where it appeared: Jersey Shore
Duck phones aren’t all they’re quacked up to be…
Where it appeared: Friends
Imagine being rewarded for noticing extra money in your account with even more money and a football phone. Score!
Where it appeared: The Matrix
Not sure which pill to take? Just call up your mom on the Morpheus phone and ask her.
Where it appeared: Saved by the Bell
Before mobile phones could fit in your pocket and when mullets were still cool.
Where it appeared: Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget never had to worry about misplacing his phone – It was attached to his hand!
Where it appeared: Lethal Weapon
Roger Murtaugh is too old for his job, and his phone is too old for everyone.