Most of the corded phones with "slim" or "trim" in the title are neither of these. This phone is. Although it is not an mini "travel" phone, it is significantly slimmer in width and depth than most of the competing corded phones. Like other phones, it does have a cradle that doubles as a wall mount, however instead of having two cables - one from jack to cradle, one from cradle to handset - this comes with one very long cord that snakes through the cradle so as to appear to be two, and thus makes the length partially adjustable. For me the greatest advantage is that I can throw the cradle away and take only the telephone handset with me as I travel. A quarter inch piece of plastic glued onto the handset receiver switch and I can now lay the phone face down on any desk or table. I now have a fantastic travel phone that I can hold and use just like any regular home phone - I highly recommend this product.