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Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Feb 26, 2010.
Anyone here still use a rotary phone
My grandmother in England does. I always loved playing with that thing when I would go over there... one of those antiquated devices that will just be a memory one day.
I haven't seen a functioning rotary phone in about 15 years. Maybe more.
Got one sitting on my bar. My kids don't know how to use it.
Works just fine.
I have a wall-mount one in the garage . . . had to take it to the neighbor's place to show their son . . . he had never seen one.
I guess I have to show him my eight-track tapes and player next
I was going to ask what a rotary phone was, but then I saw the pic.
Just kidding, my grandparents use to have one
I would love to find a working one. The kids would be like, what is that thing????
I remember being at a Church camp about 6 years ago and one of the kids wanted to call home and I pointed to the phone. she went over to it and then went and sat back down, because she didn't know how to use it.
I had one in the previous house I owned about 10 years ago. It was a dinosaur that was recessed into the wall.
My phone is a rotary model. It gets less electrical interference than most newer touch tone phones. I can dial rotary faster than touch tone because my finger knows where the numbers are.
I've got a restored wooden phone booth in the living room. All the bedrooms have rotary phones.
http://www.rotarydialphones.com/Black 500 New.htm
It's late for me right now, is this a joke? It's not like the numbers on a touch tone phone aren't in order.
actually we have one in the kitchen lol . also have bought some at yard sales and flea markets , we got 15 of em . and it works and rings lol . but i dont even know our home phone number since we all use cells .
Ayep! And it's red.
It was a gift years ago...looks pretty cool on the desk. Makes people wonder.
Seriously. I'm used to the rotary dial. I don't really have to look at it to dial. With a touch tone I fumble around to locate the numbers. I can dial really quickly without looking on a standard rotary phone. I know touch tone is suppose to be quicker but not for me. Touch tone numbers really aren't "in order" on a touch tone. They are reversed from a calculator. I bought a cheap touch tone phone for those numbers that have star and pound on their instructions but I hardly use it.
One thing that we used to wonder about- in England, their emergency number is 999, instead of 911 like over here. So, on a rotary phone, that would mean dialing the one number that takes the longest for the rotary dial to wind back down. (apart from zero, that is.)
Just seemed strange that they'd pick the number that takes the longest to dial for their emergency number, when seconds might count, and when most of the people had rotary phones... 111 would have been faster.
well it is england , look at their heathcare roflmao
80 bucks... man you can pick those up at garage sales for almost nothing...