He did this in a fit of pique because the phone company kept delaying the installation of his new home office phone line.
He's the sort who used his office Macs from 1988 until 2000 because they did the job. Got a fax machine for his office only four or five years ago. Is JUST getting around to learning how to use e-mail rather than have his assistant read and reply for him, and having my mother print out interesting e-mail from relatives.
Selected a kick-ass Nokia digital phone and what looks like an ideal (if somewhat pricey) AT&T service plan.
I said "Welcome to the '90s." I'm not sure he appreciated it. :-)