November 5, 2012 6:52 AM Subscribe
In disasters or other emergencies, would a rotary
telephone have an advantage over any other kind of landline?
posted by BostonTerrier to Technology (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We know how useless cell phones are once cell towers are knocked out, and cordless phones have always had horrid aural quality (plus they take electricity to work.) So, between a touch tone landline, and a rotary landline, would the rotary phone have any possible advantage in utility over the touch tone?
We have three rotary phones in our house, because I adore the clickety-clickety-click.