The At&t Trimline� Telephone With Caller ID And Call Waiting is a work of art...well if you like art that is both worthless and non-functional. The phone was too light to stay on the stand when you picked up the receiver; you couldn't read the display because the light didn't work (or maybe there wasn't one). Worst of all, the phone company said the phone was the cause of my losing a dial tone daily--it had an internal short.
The phone I bought for my mother-in-law. She has a landline purely for her alarm, and one day she lost her cell phone and this item would have come in handy. My dad always said that you need to have a phone that is not cordless to have in case of an emergency or power outage. And it was a great price. Around $10
This AT&T phone can be used on a tabletop or installed on the wall. If you place it on a table, you may find the spiral cord to be too short. The feature which stores phone numbers is the "speed dial" type, so you have to remember or write down the shortcut number -- you can't just scroll through a listing. The phone functions well.
The phone is pretty nice, great quality for the price. However it is pretty basic and the photo is very misleading- despite showing green "glow" in the photo the LCD is not lit and is actually fairly difficult to read in some lighting (and impossible to read in the dark). Also the included cord is quite short - so if you don't plan to wall mount you will likely want a longer cord as it pulls the base around (base is very light).