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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Easy on Sat Nov 9 11:00:20 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Nov 8 21:41:52 2019.

I can see young people struggling like this. If they're seven years old. These guys weren't the brightest.

That said, I can see where many kids under 16 may have never used a landline and many never even seen one used.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Sat Nov 9 11:00:48 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Jeff Rosen on Sat Nov 9 10:30:31 2019.

OK, it may be possible; just seek proff.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sat Nov 9 11:25:03 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Olog-hai on Sat Nov 9 10:57:44 2019.

Wow, that got dark quickly.

No, I mean something like Japan's official seals.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 9 14:20:52 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sat Nov 9 04:11:00 2019.

I agree. I donít even bother with a nice signature anymore. One major reason is that I write cursive more slowly than printing.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 9 14:21:40 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sat Nov 9 11:25:03 2019.

No, it didnít. You made a proposal and he responded with a reference to his favorite fantasy novel.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 9 14:22:56 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Express Rider on Sat Nov 9 04:46:04 2019.

The video tried to get these kids to figure it out without teaching it. The boomers are apoplectic that someone could be a teenager without having previously learned how to use a rotary phone.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 9 15:00:25 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Catfish 44 on Sat Nov 9 07:41:14 2019.

Itís hard work and sacrifice, living in an Amish paradise.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 07:32:00 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Catfish 44 on Fri Nov 8 13:31:35 2019.

No. But hasn't today's common use of text messaging kind of brought things full circle back to something resembling the telegraph? That was a kind of text messaging.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:01:51 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Nov 8 15:57:08 2019.

But even if they don't get the actual dialing right away, surely they have used land-line phones before and should know you have to pick up the receiver before dialing (with or without an actual dial)?

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:08:52 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Nov 8 15:57:08 2019.

I saw a demonstration of churning butter when I was in kindergarten. It wasn't really meant as a practical skill I would be likely to need, just for understanding how things once were, and what the less obvious physical properties of milk or cream still were.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 08:18:01 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:01:51 2019.

That's the part that gets me, we all know you have to pick up the phone to dial, (wired phone).

On my portables, I lift it out of the charging base, then push the buttons to dial. Seems intuiaive?

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 08:22:42 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Sat Nov 9 14:20:52 2019.

I sign touch pads u,sing cursive with a stylis , (comes out half decent), or my finger,( looks terrible). Both are accepted.:)



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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun Nov 10 08:24:56 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 08:18:01 2019.

My parents still have a landline. One day, my (then) first-grader nephew cane over to their house, picked up the phone, put it to his ear, and said, "Grandma, the phone is making a funny buzzing noise".

Up until then, he'd never heard a dial tone in his entire life...

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:37:32 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun Nov 10 08:24:56 2019.

A dial tone hasn't been a "buzzing noise" for decades. Did he really call it that?

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun Nov 10 08:42:45 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:37:32 2019.

The same dial tone I heard 20 years ago, is still around today. Which dial tone are you hearing?

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Nov 10 09:01:49 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 08:01:51 2019.

It is entirely plausible that they have never used a landline.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Nov 10 09:02:27 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 08:18:01 2019.

I donít think that itís intuitive if youíve used cell phones your whole life.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 09:12:04 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by JayZeeBMT on Sun Nov 10 08:42:45 2019.

20 years ago it already was not "buzzing". In the 1950s and most of the '60s (depending on your phone exchange), it was. Old electro-mechanical exchanges produced a buzzing dial tone. Electronic exchanges produce a dial tone that sounds not too different than the sound made when a Touch-Tone button is pressed.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Nov 10 09:12:49 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Dyre Dan on Sun Nov 10 09:12:04 2019.

How do you think a six year old would describe a modern dial tone? ďBuzzingĒ is accurate.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Sun Nov 10 09:48:44 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Nov 8 21:41:52 2019.

"Nobody has commented on the fact that these dumbasses tried to dial without picking up the phone. Which means they canít even use a regular modern landline touch tone.* Thatís why I agree with Bill that theyíre retards. And yet they somehow though that picking up and putting down the receiver ďresetĒ the phone after a misdial? Have these jackasses ever heard a dial tone in their life?"

That's why I said in this thread that it's phony and scripted

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by BILLBKLYN on Sun Nov 10 17:23:15 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Jeff Rosen on Sun Nov 10 09:48:44 2019.

Jeff, normally I would agree, but last year my teenage son couldn't operate one and it was hilarious!!

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 17:32:51 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Nov 8 21:41:52 2019.

I agree with Spider-PIg that it's not really intuitive. Put an old car with crank starter in front of a modern teen, and it would take him/her forever to figure out it that you needed a crank to start it. It's all about what you grow up with.:)

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 10 17:42:43 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Jeff Rosen on Sun Nov 10 09:48:44 2019.

You don't seem to be familiar with just how dumb teenagers have been raised to be these days.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Sand Box John on Sun Nov 10 17:47:21 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 17:32:51 2019.

I agree with Spider-PIg that it's not really intuitive. Put an old car with crank starter in front of a modern teen, and it would take him/her forever to figure out it that you needed a crank to start it. It's all about what you grow up with.:)

Or put fuel in the various cars that had the gas cap hidden behind the left tail light or licenses plate.

John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 10 18:06:40 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Sun Nov 10 17:47:21 2019.

Last car I had that had the gas cap behind the rear license plate was a 1995 Caprice. Kinda miss that car, but I wish it had the 350 engine.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 18:12:14 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Sun Nov 10 17:47:21 2019.

I had a 1957 Chevy, you had to swing the tail light to get to the gas cap.
The good old days

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 18:19:09 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 10 18:06:40 2019.

I had many Full size Chevys, 1957, (210) 1960 (Convertible), 1962(impala Custom), 1966(Impala), 1968(Impala) & 1971 Caprice . I never had the "big" motor.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Nov 10 19:13:44 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Sun Nov 10 17:47:21 2019.

The Tesla Model 3 has its charge port behind its left rear turn signal.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 10 19:20:44 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 18:19:09 2019.

Well, from about 1962 onwards the big motor was a big block.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 20:18:58 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Olog-hai on Sun Nov 10 19:20:44 2019.

My 1962 was a 327-300 with a four speed stick.Honduras Maroon with the Fawn-Beige interior, 3.36 rear axle. My friend had the same car color and interior but it was a 409 -ď409 and a very hot first gear ratio.My friend used to mostly just race his car at drag races at a drag-strip.

Mine was fun to drive on the street, never raced it.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Nov 11 00:58:31 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 20:18:58 2019.

My 1962 Fun Chevy
It came with a Tachometer, and we replaced the sloppy factory floor shift with a Hurst.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Dave on Mon Nov 11 07:18:08 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Jeff Rosen on Sun Nov 10 09:48:44 2019.

About 20 years ago I was visiting my folks in Smithtown. They were packing up to move to Florida and were throwing out cubic yard after cubic yard of junk (my mother was a bit of a hoarder). My youngest brother was there with his two kids, I guess about 5 and 8 at that time.

In one box of junk was an old rotary phone. The kids were playing with it. They were pushing their fingers into the holes because all they knew were push button phones. I laughed and showed them how to use the dial. The looks of amazement I got..."What type of sorcery is this!?" was on their faces!

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 07:59:52 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Bill Newkirk on Sat Nov 9 09:55:51 2019.

Also, on a standard landline on NYNEX/Verizon, you could dial 951 and an automated voice would recite your phone number. Since most (if not all) standard landlines have been retired, I don't know if it still works.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 08:12:29 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by TransitChuckG on Sun Nov 10 18:12:14 2019.

I had a 1957 Chevy, you had to swing the tail light to get to the gas cap.
The good old days


Fellow member of the Metropolitan Society of Model Engineers in Washington had a 1956 Cadillac Fleetwood. One Pushed the round reflector between the tail and backup lenses to flip up and gain access to the gas cap.

John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 08:28:49 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 07:59:52 2019.

Since most (if not all) standard landlines have been retired,

What exactly is a standard landline?

John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Joe V on Mon Nov 11 08:39:57 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 07:59:52 2019.

I have 7 phones in my house, 3 with dials. Never knew of the 951 thing though.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 09:11:02 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Sat Nov 9 04:11:00 2019.

Because every person's squiggle tends to be unique, unless all you did was jiggle the pen. It's isn't that easy to forge, unless the signature is fairly neat.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Mon Nov 11 09:18:00 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Sun Nov 10 09:02:27 2019.

I donít think that itís intuitive if youíve used cell phones your whole life.

Or even cordless landlines phones.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Nov 11 09:27:20 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 08:28:49 2019.

Twisted pair copper landline, no FTTP, no DSL, no coaxial cable, no VOIP.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Nov 11 09:46:56 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Nov 11 09:27:20 2019.

I received my electric bill. I used almost 60 more Kilowatt Hours this year over last year. There were a few more warm days, but I'm going to make sure I'm not leaving something on or plugged in that I wasn't using last year.

You, on the other hand, wouldn't even bother because you feel you can afford the extra 10 dollars, and if they raise the rates who cares. While, as a typical demonkkkrat, spider-pig wouldn't even consider the environment or the resources from using more power.

This is why Orange Blossom Special will always be far superior to the hypocritical Spider Pig. Even if the Paris Accord would ration his heat this winter, which it wouldn't have.
Orange Blossom Special knows that AOC isn't going to do anything, it's up to everyone to do their part. Spider-Pig needs a strong leader.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Nov 11 09:53:03 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Nov 11 09:46:56 2019.

Seek help

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Nov 11 10:03:16 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Jeff Rosen on Sat Nov 9 10:32:26 2019.

That's not a fair comparison. There really wasn't anything to learn. Instead of dialing, you just pressed the buttons. Nothing to learn. You knew you had to first pick up the receiver and keep it off the hook.. These kids wouldn't know that is the first step.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 12:15:13 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Orange Blossom Special on Mon Nov 11 09:46:56 2019.

Please lay off the drugs.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by 3-9 on Mon Nov 11 12:39:08 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Joe V on Mon Nov 11 08:39:57 2019.

Doesn't hurt to try.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 16:51:31 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Nov 11 09:27:20 2019.

Twisted pair copper landline, no FTTP, no DSL, no coaxial cable, no VOIP.

The only difference between a twisted pair copper landline without DSL is the data frequency are disabled down stream of the MUX in the fiber to copper media converter box.

The fiber to copper media converter box where I live is 3/8 of a mile to the east, the TELCO switch 7 mile further east.

C&P in Maryland roll out the installation of field fiber to twisted pair media converter boxes in the 1980s in suburban and rural areas.

John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Nov 11 17:28:47 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 08:12:29 2019.

Pushed the round reflector....... That is so cool, thanks for posting that. Sand Box John

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon Nov 11 17:41:04 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Sand Box John on Mon Nov 11 08:12:29 2019.

They don't build them like that anymore.



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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by northshore on Mon Nov 11 18:27:12 2019, in response to Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Olog-hai on Fri Nov 8 12:30:46 2019.

I would like an old geezer trying to use SmartPhone or iPhone

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Nov 11 18:32:39 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by Olog-hai on Mon Nov 11 17:41:04 2019.

Real sheet metal and bumpers that were real bumpers. Modern cars are mostly plastic on the outside, the bumpers are worthless fascias.

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Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone

Posted by Olog-hai on Mon Nov 11 19:01:51 2019, in response to Re: Two teenagers attempt to use rotary telephone, posted by northshore on Mon Nov 11 18:27:12 2019.

My mother is in her mid-70s and has had an iPhone for close to eight years.

They make smartphones for people who aren't smart; the phone is what's smart.

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