Best old-school communication device?

I always wanted one of these.

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Woot had those once. Sold out before I could get it.

Missed it by that much :pinching_hand:

:drum: ba dum tsssshh :dvd:

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That would be the “Telegraph”. It’s one of the choices.

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CB Radio…

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I used to use a rotary dial phone when i was a kid. That was the main landline when I moved into my grandma’s house.

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Please vote. Please. I’m begging.

(Please Note: I’m not employed by Woot, but I volunteer to help in the forums.)

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Me too! Then, when you screwed up and misdialed, you had to start start the whole dialing process all over again! sigh

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Let’s not forget those grody pay phones! Always kept a dimes in my penny loafers for those “just in case” moments!

pre code vintage GIF by FilmStruck

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That’s all that existed when I was a kid.

I was always afraid the metal stop would cut off my finger.

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I my day, we didn’t have dimes to make a call. We had to build a fire and use smoke signals.

York

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2 Tin cans and a long string worked for me! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Burning Tom Hanks GIF by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

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We need to stop enabling fax machines… Absolutely worthless in 2021. A phone or tablet can do it easier, faster, more reliably and wide-spread than fax. When someone asks for a fax they’re basically asking you to go to FedEx.

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Landlines are great because you can’t text - actually talk to each other. That said, i recall in 1983 when my office (in a consulting firm) got the first fax machine and 6 secretaries were looking at it because the vp asked her to fax something. Someone said: “ah just fedex it.” I (at 22 yrs old and MUCH lower in status) said “we’re a bunch of very smart women. I’m sure we can figure this out.” 3 mins later the machine was set up, the 2 page letter was sent and 6 secretaries were grinning - “no more typing fed ex labels for a 2 page letter!!!”

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Just because they’re still used doesn’t mean it isn’t old technology

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If it weren’t for fax apps, I’d lose my mind. I work for an insurance company that is #41 on the Fortune 500 list. I have to print a form, write in the dates, times and $ amounts for my daycare reimbursement, take the form to daycare, have it signed, and then fax it to the Employee Reimbursement department and hope that they receive it. Why??? It’s the most frustrating process. Not because it’s hard or difficult, but because it is so archaic. I use the FaxFile app, and it’s only like $.10/page, but it still makes me so angry when I have to fax anything.

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11 meters! 27MHz. That’s CB radio, good buddy.

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But then how will we get updated Chinese food delivery menus?

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Might as well use a can and a string.

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Oh, that’s our local network. The landline is for long distance service :stuck_out_tongue:

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