November 26, 2018
Rotary Pay Phones Return, This Time to Foil Drug Deals - NYT
Douglas Martin, The New York Times:
“The rotary dial is a step backward technologically, but it prevents a drug dealer from paging a customer or runner,” said Steven Marcus, a Nynex spokesman, who said the change was made as “an absolute last resort,” since the phones cannot take advantage of many new services, like voice mail, that rely on push-button phones.
I have to admit, I love stories like this.
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