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Originally Posted by nymtber
A guy at work was talking about those old phones and somone else was kinda looking at him funny. He looked at me and said "you probably dont know, either" I told him that is what I grew up with in my house...
He was a bit...shocked...
I miss them old phones, too. They still worked when the power went out...most of the time that is.
Not phone related, but I had a similar moment at a vet office. One of the assistants was describing the original Nintendo (NES) to another. She talked about having to use "these gigantic SIM-card thingies" to play games.
We also had a rotary phone well into the 90's, and one of the similar AT&T touch tone phones even longer. Those things were incredibly durable. Ours fell 4 feet from the TV to the hardwood floor every time someone tried to stretch the cord to the next room while talking. It took probably hundreds of hits over the 15+ years of its life.
During my brief period as a telecom tech, I found a company still making them - not for nostalgia's sake, but for abusive environments. $200 a piece!
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