"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Stormcrash, June 10, 2022, 06:27:18 PM
Quote from: Stormcrash on June 11, 2022, 09:41:08 PM...Saying it's people tired of being listened to on cell phones makes no sense. Cell phones are encrypted to the tower so you can't just listen to other people's calls, and once it gets to the tower it goes over the same network as any landline call does
Quote from: Stormcrash on June 10, 2022, 06:27:18 PMAs for why now and why these colors the best guess I have is to capitalize on an coordinate with the trends in retro decorating. Probably got sick of seeing those nasty Crosley Princess clones get all the retro attention
QuoteI will see what I can do, and in the meantime, do us all a favor and go out and buy a phone. Because I would like to interview you more extensively but that phone you've got, it should be put in a trash compactor. You can go out to a swap meet and get just a good old-fashioned, regular old telephone. Remember? One of the old ones with the push-buttons that probably says 'property of the Bell System' or something? And get one of those and you plug it in and use it for when you're calling a radio show.
QuoteActually, I've got one of those here, and you know where I bought it? I bought it at a swap meet. You know what it says on the back of it? Let me see... actually, yup, it says 'Bell System property, not for sale.' And they are some of the best phones in the whole world. Just the old-fashioned, um -- and I'm not talking about the dial phones now, it's a touch-tone phone -- the good old heavy phones, you know, the kind of phone where, uh, if you're unhappy with somebody you can crack 'em over the head and they're gone. When they're hit with a Bell System phone, one of the old ones, they're gone.
Quote from: cnowalk on August 13, 2022, 10:34:02 AMWe had one of these in my childhood living room in the late '90s. I recall my dad calling it either a cheesy or chintzy phone.Of course I had to buy a beige one, just like the one we used to have.
Quote from: Stormcrash on August 31, 2022, 05:53:03 PMI'd bet that compared to cheaper and lighter weight current production those 90s ones wouldn't look very chintzy at all, but I haven't personally experience any quality or performance issues with current production phones that sometimes get reported in reviews or comments
Quote from: cnowalk on September 09, 2022, 08:16:10 PMI don't remember much about that old phone, but I think the keys were smooth whereas they have a slight texture on this new one I bought. The only real complaint about this one I have is that the base feels pretty light. Part of me wants more than one, but perhaps I'm better off buying an older one rather than another current phone.