rotary phone

Shawn

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I wish. My great-grandmother used to have several of them but I think my grandparents threw them away when she died. Those phones were awesome.
 

jadinolf

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Oct 12, 1999
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Mine is a Mediterranean phone circa 1975.

I always wanted one and now it's in a box in my garage. :(
 

Zenmervolt

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I have a mid 1970's (earliest sticker is 1977) white 500DM that I still use. It still has the little sticker on the underside that says, "Property of Ohio Bell. NOT FOR SALE." I've made my parents promise that if they ever get rid of the old wall mount rotary in our kitchen that they'll give it to me rather than throw it out.

ZV
 

GeekDrew

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Originally posted by: OdiN
Originally posted by: JMWarren
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It'd be like calling the President....or Bat Man....


Mike

No...those phones have no dial on them, just a blinking light and when you pick up the headset it's instant connect - no dialing. Or operator dialed, whatever.

Those are usually preprogrammed with a phone number that is automatically dialed.

We had a rotary dial phone on our wall for years - it also read "Property of Ohio Bell. NOT FOR SALE"... until we got rid of it, when it stopped working.

I think we still have a rotary desk phone at grandma's, somewhere...
 

zmaster

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I recently upgraded my grandma's rotary to a huge button dialer. she wasnt wery pleased...it ran on batteries. she was like...if i have to buy extra batteries for it why do i need it? i should of gotten her a wireless...but shed have lost it.