End of service line for rotary phones

April 3, 2012 - 11:56am Updated: April 4, 2012 - 12:02pm
Rotary dial phone. Wikipedia photo
Rotary dial phone. Wikipedia photo

SaskTel is officially wiping out a sound service of the past - marking the end of an era for the rotary phone.

It has probably been a while since you heard the click click sound of a rotary dial phone. The old rotary phone service hasn't been offered by SaskTel since the 90s but there were about 1000 customers in the province who were still holding on to the old ways but that will be over very soon.

"We have as of Friday, received approval from the CRTC (Canadian Radio Telecommunications Council) to exit the service," explained Michelle Englot with SaskTel.

Now the old rotary lines will be switched to digital.

It is important to note that anyone with a twirl and dial phone will still be able to use it. The change is for the line service which will be made on SaskTel's end.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Adriana Christianson