A few weeks ago I put a query in the Concord Monitor asking if anybody in the area still used a rotary phone. I expected few, if any, responses, because I had gotten nothing from various online attempts.

Instead I was overwhelmed – in a few days more than 60 strangers contacted me to let me know that dial phones are alive and well. This anecdotal collection is kind of useful, actually, because as I note in the story: “If you’re wondering how many people still use a rotary phone, the answer is – nobody knows. No data exists about how many dial phones are still hooked into networks in New Hampshire or, so far as I know, anywhere else.”

You can my whole story, including some tidbits about phone tech history courtesy of the New Hampshire Telephone Museum – right here.



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