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Who uses a rotary phone in 2011?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1525276:MV8xNjE4NjIxXzI2NzMyMzEwXzYzNTEwMzQ3] We still have a working one, a red one. Although we don't use it as the regular phone now and haven't for a while, it does come in handy sometimes. We just used it during Irene when the power went out and it showed that although the power was out, the phone lines were actually still working. Unlike the vast majority of phones now, all you have to do is plug in the phone line cord to it and nothing more, so it doesn't need a power cord from an outlet.:speedbanan: [/quote]
I dug out an old Starlite desk phone that was originally thrown away in a garbage dump, opened it up, replaced the original connecting cord with a modern phone cord with a plug for a phone jack, oiled the rotary mechanism to make it work smoothly, cleaned up the outside, plugged it in and it worked like a charm.
The phone company's system still recognizes the clicks made by the phone to dial the number.
There's something natural about using a rotary phone than all that artificial push button and texting crap that eventually gives you ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder). With a rotary dial, you actually have to think and concentrate when dialing the number so you don't screw up and have to redial.
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