Author Topic: Modern Rotary 500 but Dial with * & #  (Read 1274 times)

Offline claudioggs

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Modern Rotary 500 but Dial with * & #
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:15:37 AM »
Hi,

Searching for rotary phones in Singapore, I found this one, rotary, but with asterisk and numeral...

Claudio
« Last Edit: March 14, 2014, 02:01:33 PM by AE_Collector »
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I'm an Argentinean collector guy, living in Philly.
I have some old mobiles - Motorola 4500X, Motorola "brick"
old phones - 1930 dial argentinean phone, WE 233G
old jukeboxes - Rowe bubbler, Rock-Ola Max
old wife - Sophie from France :-)

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Dial with * & #
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 12:39:16 AM »
Those are modern creations, I've had two of them, not really well made and not pleasant to use...  :-\

The ProTelX one:
h ttp://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6305.0  ( bad link )

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6268.0  ( good link to ProTelX topic )

and the Steepletone one:
h ttp://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6161.0  ( bad link )

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6074.0  ( good link to Steepletone topic )
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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Dial with * & #
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 12:39:29 AM »
These have been discussed before.  Not something a collector would be interested in.  notice the blatant mis spelling of Operator as Rotarepo..... backwards.

These will appeal to someone who wants a phone that looks like an old rotary phone, but don't know any difference.
-Bill G

Offline deedubya3800

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Re: Dial with * & #
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 06:54:05 PM »
Ah, the infamous ROTAREPO phone!  :D

Other than for its curiosity value, I'd have very little interest in one, and even then only if I could get it really cheap. There's a thread on here somewhere, I think, where someone got a hold of one and gave it the full treatment.

Offline andre_janew

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Re: Modern Rotary 500 but Dial with * & #
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 06:26:23 PM »
I've seen those and wondered if they sent out tones or pulses when dialed.  Does anyone know?  In any case, it is a bit odd to see * & # on a rotary phone.