Rotary Phones

Just wondering, am I the only person who still has a rotary phone? I called Dell customer service earlier tonight from my rotary and ended up having to switch to my cordless as I couldn’t navigate the automated system. I know its faster to use touch-tone phones, but I really like my rotary phone. I picked it up a few years back at an estate sale in Boston and according to the label, it’s over 20 years old. Yet, I’ve never had a problem with it. In fact, it’s much more reliable than any of the newer phones I’ve purchased. So it would be comforting to hear that companies are still willing to accommodate rotary customers like myself.

8 Comments
  1. I always said if I have kids, I would install a rotary phone in their rooms as their first telephone. Haha

  2. i love rotary. i still have an old princess, but it’s not hooked up because it’s broken and i don’t know if anyone can fix it.
    in terms of the automatic system, you couldn’t just hold on and wait?

  3. I don’t have a rotary phone but I pretend I do because I usually can get through to a live person a LOT faster than if I play the “touch tone” game.
    The robot voice will say about three times, “I’m sorry but you MUST key in your (fill in the blank), but I refuse all three times and I get a person. I don’t even talk my numbers out…I just play dumb.
    Works every, single time.

  4. You are not the only one, I have three in my house, and little do people know, but every month for 31 years I have gotten a $2.44 credit on my phone bill for NOT having a touch tone. Lady at the phone company told me last month, “don’t ever give it up, once you do you can never get it back.” Let’s see, $2.44 a month for 31 years totals $907.68. Not chicken feed.

  5. Does anyone know where I can buy a rotary phone?? Thanks!

  6. I love old rotary phones!! Check out these websites so you can see these beautiful classic phones especially the chromes!
    http://www.customphones.com/productCat901.ctlg
    http://www.telephoneteca.com/

  7. Rotary Phones? Of course I love them. I have 89 and counting in my collection. They bring back a sweet, and memorable time.

  8. Hi,
    I am huge fan of rotary dial phones. In fact, I just started a business, fixing and selling phones at http://www.rotarydialphones.com. Hope you can take a look.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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