Not long ago, Kimberly Phillips of Parks, Louisiana, posted a hysterical video on Facebook. It shows her son Braylong Daigle (shown here with his mom) trying to dial a rotary phone. In the video, he dials a number and lifts the receiver, but hears only a dial tone.
Kimberly Phillips, Facebook
After Braylon fails to make a call, his younger sister thinks she knows why. She lifts the receiver and places it the other way on the cradle. Now it should work, so Braylon dials again, picks up the receiver, and hears only a dial tone. Finally he pulls out his smart phone and dials the number of the rotary phone, to see if it is working.