You recognize this?

@LeaPea2417 (19846)
Toccoa, Georgia
March 19, 2018 4:52pm CST
The old fashioned rotary phone, how phones use to be before the dawn of touch tone phones. Your finger had to twirl the phone number , each number at a time and it was all set in pulse style (which would not work for all this touch tone phone menus we have to do today, like "punch 1 for this or punch 2 for that") My parents have newer phones but they still do have their black rotary phone sitting in their Den that has been there since the 70s. They still use it on occasion.
This is my old Rotary Dial Telephone that I bought for $12 or so at a local antique shop.
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@xFiacre (4375)
• Ireland
19 Mar
@leapea2417 Young folk don’t understand why I still use the verb dial when I talk about phone calls and I have to explain this rotary thing and they look at me as if I’m mad. They don’t understand ‘Dial M for Murder’
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
Yes, I still use the word "dial" too.
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@Luap1050 (637)
19 Mar
Funny when you say you use the word dial phone seak wise ...I'm similar when it comes to my PVR....I still say " Tape " a program ...lol
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
@Luap1050 LOL, I still say "Tape" too.
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@Starmaiden (5026)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
19 Mar
I remember the rotary dial. What I remember most about it was living in the 70's when there were party lines. It was fun to eavesdrop on the neighbor's conversations. :-D
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
Oh yes, I remember the party lines.
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@louievill (18398)
• Philippines
19 Mar
My parents paid extra to have the party line removed.
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@rakski (11914)
• Philippines
20 Mar
@LeaPea2417 oh yes the party line..
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@JolietJake (51074)
• United States
19 Mar
I remember trying to 'speed dial' with one of those and forcing the dial to go back faster with my finger
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
I did the same thing
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@shaggin (36666)
• United States
20 Mar
@JolietJake I used to do that too and worried I was going to get in trouble if I broke it but not quite caring enough to stop
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@Courtlynn (64403)
• United States
19 Mar
My grandmother had about 20 rotary phones at once. And every month or so she'd switch them out. . I use to sit there twirling it while watching tv.
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
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@shaggin (36666)
• United States
20 Mar
@Courtlynn what colors?
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@Courtlynn (64403)
• United States
20 Mar
@shaggin she had white, black, brown, yellow and pink.. as shes always been a bright colored woman.
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@lynnief (1118)
• Australia
20 Mar
Used one for many years. Now I have ditched my landline altogether and just use my mobile (cell) phone.
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar
Yes, for years we had a land line and just in the past month, we got rid of it and are only using our cell phones.
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@louievill (18398)
• Philippines
19 Mar
That thing is " bang proof" when you are angry at the person on the other line, ouch! that was very painful to the ear
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar
Yes, that is true
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@AKRao24 (15022)
• India
19 Mar
Oh Yes...I remember them very much as there used be no redial facility and after dialing the number if we fail to get through the connection we had to redial all again! but then that was a altogether a different enjoyment I used to have with that phones which were very loud too! Thanks!
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
Your welcome.
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• United States
19 Mar
I remember those things. I used them when I was younger. My grandmother had one until she passed away in 2007.
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Mar
The one my parents still use, looks like the one in the video.
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@LadyDuck (152305)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
There is still one in the apartment of my mom, the phone is there since the day my father bought the apartment in 1958.
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@hereandthere (29744)
• Philippines
20 Mar
our first telephone was like that. it even had its own carved wooden stand with a glass top and a mirror hanging above. it's amazing that your parents old phone is still working.
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar
I know, it is amazing.
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• Philippines
20 Mar
Wow! U still have that?...
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@LeaPea2417 (19846)
• Toccoa, Georgia
20 Mar
Yes, they still have it and it still works.
@Icydoll (14783)
• India
20 Mar
I remember those .my grandmother used to use it very well..
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@allen0187 (33142)
• Philippines
20 Mar
Used to have this as my maternal grandfather worked with the local phone company. Right now, we have a landline phone has buttons instead of the rotary one. It would be nice to have a rotary phone that is still functioning.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
20 Mar
Oh I remember those and have used them. In fact found one put away last year. lol
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@rakski (11914)
• Philippines
20 Mar
Oh I know this. We still have this when I was still a kid. And then they revolutionize...
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@JudyEv (121314)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
I remember these. It was easy to not take your finger right round to the stop so you'd end up with the wrong number.
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@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
19 Mar
I miss those phones. I used to like the powder blue ones we had at home too.
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@marlina (72723)
• Canada
19 Mar
Yes, I recognize this black rotary phone as my parents had one.
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@shaggin (36666)
• United States
20 Mar
Those old rotary dial phones were so loud when they rang it startled me terribly. There was a pink on in the bedroom when I moved in (that was my grandmothers). The first time it rang in the night I got rid of it lol.