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Who uses a rotary phone in 2011?
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1294314:MV8xNjE4NjIxXzI2Nzg4NzQxXzc2NDVCRTNE] Here's some places where you can find rotary phones; New/Refurbished - Kinda pricey but phones are better quality ------------------------ Frill Free Phones - rotary phones never taken out of box or refurbished http://www.frillfreephones.com/roph.html Retro Rotary Dial Phones http://www.rotarydialphones.com Bold Old Phone Company http://www.boldoldphones.com Vintage Rotary Phones http://www.vintagerotaryphones.com Used - Good Deals if you look around, some phones are good, some need repairs or refurbishing and some are broken and only good for parts -------- Craig's List Ebay Surplus Stores Thrift Stores (Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, ect.) Antique Stores Second Hand Stores Estate Sales Flea Markets Auction Houses Garage and Yard Sales Government Auctions [/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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