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Josh Bloom sent us a great mini how to on converting an old rotary phone for use as a cell phone “handset”. Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. slimey_limey says:

    I am looking for one of those Model 500 desk telephones to use. Where can I get one?

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