VIDEO: Teens Struggle Trying To Dial Rotary Phone

Jim Gudas
January 16, 2019 - 1:33 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A video of two Southwest suburban teens trying to use a rotary phone has become a world wide sensation with millions of views.

After seeing similar videos online, Kevin Bumstead, of Plainfield, asked his son and nephew, both 17, to see if they could dial a call on a connected rotary phone and he recorded a video. 

As you might imagine, the teens struggled.

As for how much the teens struggled, it took them several minutes to realize they had to pick up the receiver before they could dial the phone.

Bumstead said while it's funny to watch the teens struggle, it's also a reminder of how far life has come for those of us old enough to remember the days before touch tone dialing.

Much to Bumstead's surprise, the video has been viewed millions of times.