Rotary Pay Phones Return, This Time to Foil Drug Deals - NYT

November 26, 2018 ☼ analog | #

Rotary Phone

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.