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Kids React To Rotary Phones

Several kids try to figure out the phones their parents grew up using.

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Kids React To Rotary Phones. Several kids try to figure out the phones their parents grew up using.
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Jake_Justus
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 4517 Posts
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 10:09:14 AM

Half the fun of having a rotary phone in the house when you were a kid was taking it apart.

Wildcats2008
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 237 Posts
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:42:29 AM
Whats funny...is if you gave these kids an old Nokia phone (the ones where snake was the most awesome game ever on them)...they'd probably still be clueless....

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4540 Posts
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:38:07 AM
I remember when we discovered that you could dial numbers by clicking the hangup button. One click =1, two clicks=2 etc. etc.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2407 Posts
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:56:56 AM
My grandparents had one when I was around 13. I love the tactile sensation and the aural appeal of rotaries.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4427 Posts
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:29:43 AM
When I was a kid we had no phone. We went to the phone box on the corner. Lift handset, wait for operator, ask for number, put 4 pennies in and press 'button B` on connection. Then they introduced STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing), and a new dial-top payphone was fitted. Numbers went from 4 to 5 digits, later 6, as the town grew. The phone box has now gone.
My first job as an apprentice was cleaning Strowger switches in the local telephone exchange. The sound and smell are permanently etched in my mind, especially the STD floors, where the noise of the line-finders, registers and translators was deafening. All gone now, replace with silent grey cabinets 1/100th of the size.
Later worked in London exchanges, but that`s another tale.
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