Found this on the Tracfone Facebook site. Wonder if there were any accidents attributable to it.
I do! I have no idea why I saved it but I put it away years ago for a rainy day.It looks like an old princess phone and has two channels.Are you interested?
....And never had one incident talking while driving... yes sir, long before the advent of the Common Cell Phone everyone has today, I had an Avocado Green Rotary Dial Phone in my Car since 1975. You dialed it just like a regular phone while in town, but when you were out in the back country, you had to use the "Roam" feature to punch through all the Roam Channels to locate a dial tone, when you got a Green Light, then you could either dial the number or have the Operator dial it for you.Found this on the Tracfone Facebook site. Wonder if there were any accidents attributable to it. [/IMG]
Where did you get that? That's cool. :tuI bought this Iphone dock cuz i was going to use it in my 60 tbird but then i got the Iphone 5 and it has a different charging input than pervious iphones. so now i got expensive ipod charger that doesn't work as a phone.
It connects with Bluetooth and is a cordless phone, i even had an app that came up as a rotary dial.
My Dad and his partner had a GE two-way radio dealership and besides just installing two-way radios the also began selling and installing the GE MTS in-car phones starting in the late '60s. Dad had one in his truck for several years...you think losing cell signal is bad these radio/telephones were horrid, dip down a road and the signal was often lost...plus they were quite costly to use; you were charged per call, connected or not, plus a Telephone company monthly bill and a repeater/service monthly bill for tower use. Dad's company sold, installed and serviced the phones and had several repeater towers in the foothills and out on the eastern CO plains; signal here was often better than in an urban environment despite the open spaces since radio/telephone signal depended upon line of site between the unit and the repeater towers.
When they sold the company when they decided to retire my brothers each took some of the old stock around the shop. My brother Ron has a couple of the early GE MTS phones, circa 70-71, one new complete with power pack(size of an old two-way radio amp if you've seen them, trunk mounted) and phone head unit, the other is just the phone head unit they look like this one below
Never saw a phone like that . Our Old PD radio mic cords looked just like that . We got used to driving , radio and spotlight looking for addreess's at night. You would be surprised how many folks can't multi task like Cops do. We saw many a Rookie who could not drive and pick up the radio mic at the same time. Funny, strange call it what you will. MikeDon't know about accidents,but that phone cord
was probably used to strangle "back seat drivers"
once in awhile.:sign0020: