Monitor is on the hunt for the last working dial telephone in N.H. – is it yours?

  • There are lots of dial phones at the Telephone Museum in Warner, but that’s not what we’re after. Telephone Museum of NH

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Technology changes all the time, leaving behind objects that were once central to our lives. (We’re looking at you, VCR.)

But sometimes the old objects stick around through inertia if nothing else, remaining marginally useful even if no longer up to snuff.

Monitor reporter David Brooks, in his guise as Granite Geek tech columnist, is looking for one of those: the rotary phone.

If you or anybody you know living in New Hampshire still has a working dial telephone plugged into your wall, he wants to hear about it.

A broken Princess phone stashed in the attic doesn’t count, nor does a disconnected Kettle Classic model bought in an antique store and used as retro decoration.

Brooks believes that somewhere in New Hampshire there must be a working, connected-to-the-network dial phone, and he’s determined to find it.

If you can help, shoot him an email at dbrooks@cmonitor.com or call him at 369-3313. If you call from the dial telephone, you’ll absolutely make his day.