The Telephone is a piece of equipment that allows players to check store hours and inventory. It can be purchased from the Carpenter's Shop for 2,000g. It may be placed anywhere in Stardew Valley, indoors or out.
Phone calls that can be received include scam phone calls, calls from the bear from Bear's Knowledge, from Vincent, Lewis, or Pierre, from the hat mouse, or a message in a foreign language.
Calling a merchant does not affect friendship points and does not count as talking to that villager for the day.
Merchants (or their answering machine) will tell the player their hours for the day; the player can then select additional options depending on the shop. Answering machine messages will vary for days when a merchant is busy, festival days, etc.
“Hello? Hi [Player]! Yes... today's special is: '[dish of the day]'! We're open right now, so feel free to come on in for a taste. *click*”
“(You hear slurping and chewing sounds on the other end...) *gulp* ... Uh.. Oh! Well, hello! Hahah... pardon me, I was just tasting today's special, '[dish of the day]'. It's delicious. Yes... Yes we're open right now. Come by if you want a taste! *click*”
“Hello? Hi [Player]! Yup, we're open right now. Hope to see you soon! *click*”
“Hello, this is Gus from the Stardrop Saloon. We're currently closed, but please come by later if you'd like to try our daily special, '[dish of the day]'! *beep*”
“Hello, this is Gus from the Stardrop Saloon. We're closed for the day. *beep*”
“Hello, this is Gus from the Stardrop Saloon. We're currently closed. Please stop in between 12PM and 12AM if you'd like some of our delicious food and drink. *beep*”
“Marlon Speaking... Did you lose something in the mines again? Yes, yes... I'm willing to fetch it... for a price.”
“Hello?... Yep, I'm going to fetch your item tonight. You can relax. No need to keep calling! *click*”
“What's that? You haven't lost anything in the mines? Okay. Sounds like you don't need my help, then. Take care. *click*”
“Hello? Um... Uhhh... This is Vincent... Um... Do you have any piggies on your farm? ... Okay I gotta go! *click*”
“You hear a robotic voice on the other end: Congratulations. . . You. Have. A. 10,000g. JOJA. Rebate. Waiting. For. You. . . Please. Mail. Your. Credit. Card. Number. To. 133. N. Gunger St. Zuzu. City. To. Receive. Your. Rebate. . . *CLICK*”
“Hey, [Player]. It's me, Pierre. How are you doing? Good? That's good. Well, I just wanted to say that I appreciate your business. And I'd like to remind you that Pierre's General Store carries *the finest* seeds and produce anywhere. I hope to see you in the store very soon. Bye! *click*”
Lewis calls to ask the player how everything is going on their farm.
“Hey, [Player]. I just wanted to check up on you and see if [farm name] Farm is doing well. How's everything going?”
The player has multiple response choices.
"Good! I really feel at home here." He responds "I think I can speak for everyone in saying that we really value your presence in the community. Your Grandfather would be really proud of what you've accomplished. Well, I'll let you get back to your work. Goodbye!"
"Good! The farm is very productive." He responds "Your farm has really boosted the local economy, which is good for everyone. We all appreciate your hard work! I think it's safe to say that your Grandfather would be really proud of what you've accomplished. Well, I'll let you get back to your work. Goodbye!"
"Not so good..." He responds "Oh... I'm sorry to hear that. *Uh... Keep working hard and I'm sure things will improve... Well... I'll let you get back to it, then... Okay? Talk to you later. Bye."
"I know your secret, Lewis." He responds "What's that? I think the line cut out... I can't hear a thing. Alright, well I guess I'll hang up then. Bye."
“You hear a squeaky voice on the other end: Heyo poke! Me sell gud hats. Please come, n' bring coines, poke. Me like coines. *click*”
“It's a pre-recorded message in a foreign language. You can't understand it at all.”
The player will only receive this call if they have obtained the Bear's Knowledge.
“*sniff* *sniff* HoOoOoOoOoO!... Is that you? *grunt*... I have some of that good sauce still, friend. It's making me very, very happy. *snort* Just want to thank you... bye bye friend. *click*”
“You place the receiver to your ear, and are met with a roiling, abrasive static. But wait... beneath it all, you can make out something else... an otherworldly voice... 'Y-O-U H-A-V-E F-O-R-S-A-K-E-N U-S'”
If the player calls a merchant and checks the store stock while that merchant is away on Ginger Island, the store interface may use the merchant's island portrait.
It is possible to use the phone to call a merchant while inside their own store. They will have no reaction to this.
↑Outgoing call behavior is specified in StardewValley.Game1::ShowTelephoneMenu.
↑ Incoming call behavior is specified in StardewValley.Objects.Phone::CanHearCall.
↑Quotes are specified in Content\Strings\Characters.xnb.