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Rotary phone...we had a green one in the beach cabin which probably lies in the bottom of the bay now! Thanks Ike! ; (
Vintage telephone, from the 50s before that there was no curly cord. Just cord like on an iron.
Once upon a time, everyone had one of these. In basic black. It was a big deal when color was introduced. BTW, our phone company charges us a couple of dollars a month for "touch tone service" - c'mon - when WAS the last time anyone used a rotary dial?
ROMs can extend the life of an old phone if you can’t afford to upgrade, but not all phones have good, stable ROMs. Installing a third-party ROM is not without risk—you could render your phone permanently frozen (unlikely) or cause it to become unstable (somewhat more likely). Still, something like CyanogenMod can add new life to an old phone.