A 1936 Newsreel About the “New” Dial Telephone

This might help explain why your grandparents can’t figure out how to use a smart phone! Back in 1936 they needed an AT&T newsreel to tell them how to operate the ” newfangled ” DIAL TELEPHONE. It’s pretty funny, an announcer walks you through how to recognize a dial tone, a ringing signal, and a busy signal (he even tells you how to dial each numeral).