Skip to comments.How to Use a Rotary Phone
Posted on 07/27/2013 1:00:37 PM PDT by Dallas59
It was a better world.
Check out this beauty for sale in Brno, Czech Republic. You can still find these here.
It’s selling for about $20. Not bad.
I remember my mother dressing like the lady in the film just to go to the grocery store.
I remember the good ole days when I only had one cell phone; now I have three. One for business with a number that is given to many, one for business that is available to only a few select people in the office, and one for personal use with a number that only family and close friends can have.
Anyone here try dialing the radio station to request a song....on a rotary phone?
I was an expert at it back then.
Remember when phones sat on a table. Were a foot tall and the receiver hooked on the side?
I didn’t think so. Lol! ( but I do)
Those were the days. The decline of western civilization greatly accelerated with the invention of beepers. And don’t get me started on voice mail!
I remember when you didn’t actually own that black phone. It was Ma Bell’s property.
I have a dual SIM card phone; it works good for the purpose you described. One SIM for business, one for friends.
It sounds like you could make use of this app: http://www.line2.com/home/
We had an AT&T rotary-dial wall phone in the kitchen that looked like an old-time set. Our kids were born in ‘86, ‘88, and ‘91 and we decided to keep the old phone going just so the kids could experience it. It was great fun to watch their friends come over and not have a clue how to use it. They were genuinely perplexed and stumped. We finally pulled the phone out about four years ago, but have it stashed in the attic. The kids complained about us retiring it — “Oh no, we LOVED that phone.” Of course, none of them used it anymore with their mobile phones at hand all the time. Great fun.
So you had to open the phone and replace the SIM card for different uses? That would not be practical for me as I often have simultaneous calls on two phones. Yes, my business life can be that hectic. It’s a good idea, though.
Yeah...you’d know when the contests were coming up, so you’d dial five or six digits and wait. Then when the contest was announced, you’d dial the last digit or two. Stations caught on and began randomly taking the fifth or tenth caller, so that advantage went bye-bye.
put up a payphone
My office manager has that and, ironically, I pay for it. I’ve just never done it for myself. Perhaps it’s in my future.
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