Thursday, August 04, 2011

Aloha Friday: Rotary Telephone

Aloha Friday
This Weeks Question:
Have you ever used or even seen (in real life) a Rotary Telephone?

The other day I mentioned to my friend "K" that the alarm clock on my cell phone sounds like an old telephone (she didn't even remember what that sounded like). The ring phones used to make before we were able to program them to sound differently. Back when home phones were still connected to a cord and the wall, when EVERYONE still had a land line.

My Answer:
Yes! We had a rotary phone when I was a kid and my grandma had one as well.

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  1. My parents had one for years and I used it many times. I even remember the slight ringing sound it made when you dialed the number! =)

  2. My parents also had one of those :)
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  3. Yes, we did, I grew up in the 60s!
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  4. We did have a rotary phone when I was little - I remember it was a big deal when we got a push-button phone! :)

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  5. I remember them. I grew up using them. I can remember when the first button phone came out. They allowed you to switch the from a tone to a dial sound. Most phone prompts used only the dial some and some the tones sound. Sometimes when I am out I will hear an old phone ring on a cell phone. I really chuckle inside.

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  7. I remember seeing one before at my grandma's house long tim ago when I was a little child

  8. Did I ever see a rotary phone??? ARE YOU KIDDIN??? ROFL Let me tell ya do you remember when they use to be on the wall, and talking to operators, LOL, this is a great question. I even remember phone numbers. Our was LUdlow 2-1253 hahahaha Great question haven't thought of that in years! OH wait and my NaNa's was VIctory 2-7373 hahaha Isn't that great? I still remember. LOL Have a great weekend.

  9. I love those phones. We used to have one when I was a kid. I remember learning how to use it. It was quite fun but time consuming. I am glad for technology but still appreciate the old stuff. New follower from friendly friday. Hope you could visit my blog and follow back.

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  11. Aloha:)
    We had one of these "old-fashioned" phones when I was growing up. I don't think my children had ever seen one until I took the to The Discovery Centre here in Honolulu (that's where we relax every Friday:) - they have a couple there for the kids to play with. My son loves to pick up the handle and stick his fingers in the dialing holes.
    Visiting from vB,

  12. That is awesome! We had rotary phones growing up!!

  13. Yes, I am ancient enough to have used this kind of phone. I remember my mum have this little lock to lock the ohone s that I can't hang on the phone while she was not around :p

    Visiting from VB


  14. I am 45, I have seen my share of rotary phones. My fatherr-in-law must have been one of the last people on earth to stop using one, and that was only because you needed one to reserve space on the golf course!!! I think that was about 15 years ago!! Yikes, I really am old!!!! Great post!! Happily visiting from VoiceBoks and Members to Remember!!

  15. I can top SEEING a rotary phone. I remember the day my parents had our first telephone ever installed in our house (and of course it was rotary). We all stood there and gaped. I think I was about 4. This was in England. For some reason, it was a big novelty for us to get a phone.

  16. We had a rotary phone and because of my Dad's work we also have a private line (no party line for us).. I think one of the old phones is still in my parents' garage.


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