How to dial an old-style telephone

by Cellobella on Thursday, November 10, 2011 · 3 comments

See I didn’t think you would need a lesson but then, probably, you’re not 14.

It has taken nearly two years but finally we have got cable which means we can now use my old bakelite phone as the house phone.

Ahhh I am quite excited but the rest of the family, less so.

Groover: It’s useless! I tried to call a 1300 number today and I had to “press 1″ but you can’t on that phone.

Dippity: So does that mean I can’t take the phone into my bedroom??!

Hugamuga: Meh. I don’t use the phone anyway.

It’s not as if we don’t already have a surfeit of phones in this house – five active mobiles at last count, and one spare.

I quite like not having an answering machine too. After all, if you really want to speak to me you’ll ring me on one of my mobiles right?

And who uses caller ID anyway.

So for those of you who want to go retro communicado – here’s a little how-to video from my girl.

In other news – which you might also get if you rang us on our home phone – my boy finished his last exam today. It was Geography and he reckons it went well.

Interview for St George’s tomorrow. Good luck!

{ 3 comments }

river November 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Now I’m curious. If you did dial someone and had to “press 1″, would you just dial 1?
Have you tried it to find out?

river November 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Now I’m curious. To “press 1″ would you just dial 1?

Cellobella November 13, 2011 at 10:21 am

We tried that. The recorded voice just says it didn’t hear anything.
:(

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