I have noticed phones with a handset (like the one in the image) have a little cover that resembles something like a cold camera shoe under the bottom of the handset’s top speaker holder. Is there a use for it? It has a line bump in the middle, but it doesn’t go all the way from both sides, it leaves a gap. I have also seem some of them have extra space on the top of the cover, and some don’t.

  • @remotelove
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    85 months ago

    You probably grew up in the age of rotary phones too, hu? The last one I used was only … uh… 35 years ago, I think.

    • @[email protected]
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      35 months ago

      An old hack that not many knew was that you could tap the hang up switch to dial numbers. Example, tap 3 times = 3, tap 10 times = 0.

      Rotary phones did the same thing which is why you had to wait for the whole thing to spin back, it was tapping the line to dial out.

      • Björn Tantau
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        45 months ago

        Trainer at my Judo club used that to call my parents with the gym-phone that had its disc locked with a padlock, when I got injured. He was great.