My parents really need to get a cordless digital answering system for their home. It's pretty unbelievable, but they are actually still using an answering machine with a tape! They've had the machine for years, and it's definitely on its last leg. However, they just won't give it up!
It's very inconvenient for anyone who wants to call them, because the tape fills up fairly quickly. And then they forget to check their messages and rewind the tape. Maybe one of these days I'll convince them to join the rest of us in the 21st century!