Results for - Did You Dial?

2,591 voters participated in this survey

1. Was the first telephone you ever used a rotary dial model?

Yes
82%
2,041 votes
No
13%
317 votes
Undecided
3%
64 votes
Not Applicable
3%
78 votes

2. If you ever used a rotary dial phone, were you one to keep your finger in the hole corresponding to the digit you were dialing. or did you take your finger out of the hole as the dial rotated back into place?

I kept my fnioger in there.
16%
390 votes
I let it fly without my finger in it.
52%
1,296 votes
Sometimes I did one; at other times, I did the other.
20%
500 votes
Not Applicable
13%
314 votes

3. If you ever used rotary dial telephones, in what decade did you last use one to make a call?

2010's
4%
88 votes
2000's
7%
175 votes
1990's
21%
533 votes
1980's
28%
700 votes
1970's
18%
452 votes
1960's
9%
227 votes
Not Applicable
13%
325 votes

4. A TV talk show I watch (but more ilsten to than watch,. really) sometimes features shots of the old multi-line dial rotary telephone in the studio while callers into the show are talking. To me, the sight is at once nostalgic and peculiar. How would you respond to seeing seeing such a thing on your TV, computer or smartphone screen?

I'd think it more nostal;gic than peculiar.
38%
939 votes
I'd find it more peculiar than nostalgic.
7%
171 votes
I'd find it both nostalgic and peculiar in about equal measure.
12%
312 votes
I think I'd have another response altogether (and I may share what it is in a comment).
2%
50 votes
I don't think I'd have any response to it in particular.
22%
559 votes
Not Applicable
19%
469 votes

5. While making a call to my state's Department of Motor Vehicles today, an automated prompt directed me to press either 1 or 2 for the option I'd want. It got me to thinking of how 1)anyone with only a rotary dial phone would manage nowadays and 2)grateful I am for the time saved by pressing digits instead of dialing them. Still, I recall dialing as being kind of fun, too. And you?

I'm grateful for not having to dial, but also think dialing was at least a bit fun.
35%
864 votes
I'm grateful for not having to dial but hold no fond memories of dialing.
17%
435 votes
I'm not thinking one way or another about dialing versis not daling.
25%
624 votes
i've never used a rotary dial telephone.
3%
70 votes
I've never used a telephone.
1%
17 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
18 votes
Not Applicable
19%
472 votes
11/07/2019 Technology 2591 76 By: jlrake

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