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  • Started 1 year ago by Xhi
  • Latest reply from warlock
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Xhi
Posts: 6298

I may be way behind the times, but this is something I had not seen until today.

https://www.google.com/search?q=retro+handset&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=jbSKUK67INK_0QHeuoHoAw&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1112&bih=754

I just may have to have one.

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Weren't they originally designed for cars, a desperate attempt to get round the No Phone use whilst driving in the early days of the law ?

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ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

'Old' is the new 'New'. Go for it.

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Xhi, If your feeling generous I will have this one. :)

Ted

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SarahJames
Posts: 6581

Love it!
Now I want one ;)

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vistamike
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Shortish History of the British Telephone system; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPO_telephones

Images>>>>>

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

That's handy Mike. It will help me identify my one I have. Thanks, Ted

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

A bit ludicrous if you ask me..

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

LOL but fun :)

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

'A bit ludicrous if you ask me.. '

What's ludicrous?

We had the telephone first!

And we gave it to the world, big mistake

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

@ Mike, I meant that it's a bit ludicrous carrying something like that anywhere one goes..

Not concerned about who had the phone first one bit. XD

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

They are desktop phones? As usual, we are going off topic LOL

'I meant that it's a bit ludicrous carrying something like that anywhere one goes'

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

Nope, the ones Xhi posted are for mobile phones.

Edit: Doh! NVM it was I that looked it up and where I saw it for mobile phones.

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CompWiz
Posts: 864

Here it is..

http://www.amazon.com/Retro-Ha.....ro+handset

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

My brother still uses an old dial telephone in his office (must have a REN of 3)

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

LH-Crikey I hope he isn't on dial up as well :)

CompWiz I am sure they were designed to be used in doors. Mind you it would stop the arguments about mobile phones beeing dangerous. I am still hoping Xhi is going to get me the vintage one. LOL

Ted

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Ted, I think the telephones are on anolog, and the the computers on broadband. Tis in the UK.

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

You should treat him to a Tone Dialing phone. :)

Ted

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warlock
Posts: 4100

You may need to go through an operator. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9e3dTOJi0o

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

I remember that one Squire Warlock.

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