Remember being stranded at the mall in the late 90s, and only feeling security in the fact that you had a quarter and there was a machine that would take it in exchange for one grim, helpless phone call? Then there was 1-800-CALLATT which was just a big fuck you to whoever you had to call.
Plus remember how scary it was to hear one ring?! who’s calling me?! Who knows I’m here????
Some of these unique devices still exist. Even more rare is to find one that still works AND doesn’t have a clipped cord. It’s a historical, technological monument!
But really. Thank God we have cell phones people. Just thinking about not having one gives me anxiety.