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Dring! Dring!

Whee! My purple and black phone has arrived!

I have tested it out with the help of my mobile, and it works perfectly. Outgoing calls take about a minute to make, as you wait for the dial to rotate back round to its starting position after each number. But hell - when I was a kid, that was all part of the ritual of making a phone call. And when I tried it out in the other direction, and heard it ring for the first time, I actually jumped up and down with excitement! It sounds like a real phone. *nostalgic and slightly manic grin*

In pre-emptory celebration, I made a new icon of it a couple of days ago, which I now introduce here. This will also shortly become my new sms_to_lj icon. It replaces Sophia Loren on the phone, which is sad, but I'm going to make a new Sophia icon soon and slot her in in place of one of the ones I don't really use, so she won't be lost forever.

Meanwhile, trying out my phone myself is all very well, but obviously nothing like as exciting as getting a Real Phone Call(TM). So if anyone is a bit bored, call me - please? Landline number is here.

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souldier_blue
Oct. 11th, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC)
I have a fake 700 series phone which came from Argos a couple of years ago - it has touch tone buttons in the style of the rotary dial. Your phone is fantastic!
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Funnily enough, I considered buying a repro version many years ago, when I first moved into a room by myself and needed my own phone. But I decided I couldn't afford it at the time, and got a simple modern one for a tenner instead.

Now, I'm so glad I waited, as it was much easier to justify the real thing to myself. :)
captainlucy
Oct. 11th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooo, a proper telephone!!! And if it looks half as good as the one in your icon... *drool*
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
It is the one in my icon! That picture is from the Ebay auction page. And it really is that shiny, too. Much better condition, in fact, than the one I originally saw on the market, which was really quite scratched and scuffed.
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huskyteer
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'll call you from my Bakelite phone!
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! That will be totally cool. I look forward to it.
p_dan_tic
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
that is such a cool phone

(that is such a you phone too but I'm guessing you know that)
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And of course it is (to both).
ditzy_pole
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
I am very jealous of your new phone! And it's purple as well!

I loved those phones as a kid. I had hours of fun just dialling random numbers...
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
Me too! I am just enjoying reacquainting myself with the rattly, ratchetty noise it makes as the dial turns. :)
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davesangel
Oct. 11th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Oooh...best phone EVER :)

I shall attempt to ring you tonight if I can, it'll probably be some point after 8pm, but it all depends on whether my sister nabs the phone - she can be on for literally hours at a time. But I shall do my best! :)
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
Great! Just whenever will be fine, as I'll be in all evening. Don't worry if you can't, though.
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xipuloxx
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh my god! The purpleness!The blackness! The purple and black shininess!

We wants it!

(uncontrollable drooling)
strange_complex
Oct. 11th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
Easy, now! I don't want it left all wet...
wardrobewitch
Oct. 11th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
That phone looks so good and so you as well, the purpleness of it is fantastic.
strange_complex
Oct. 12th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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