December 17, 2003 in Miscellaneous

Rotary Phones

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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. December 13, 2004 at 3:19 pm

    Bill

    Reply

    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

  2. August 23, 2004 at 10:38 pm

    M.E

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

  3. March 24, 2004 at 12:45 pm

    Beatriz

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    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/

  4. January 21, 2004 at 12:57 pm

    kisha

    Reply

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

  5. January 12, 2004 at 4:41 pm

    adeline

    Reply

    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.

  6. December 20, 2003 at 8:47 pm

    Serenity

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    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.

  7. December 18, 2003 at 12:07 pm

    Kat

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    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?

  8. December 18, 2003 at 9:06 am

    Carlos D. Butler

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

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