Long lost BC Tel commercials show “fashionable” phones from the 1960s


A Youtube channel with a local history bent, Vanalogue, recently dug up two sweet TV commercials that BC Tel put out in the 1960s.

Hoping to appeal to women they highlight new “fashionable” landline telephones, which appear to simply be old school phones (new-ish at the time) in different colours.

It’s hard to tell exactly how fashionable those colours are as the commercials themselves are in black and white, but this is an interesting glimpse into telco marketing efforts in BC more than 50 years ago.