Sunday, 17 August 2014

Why?

There are a number of things I would like to ask about this phone - but the most obviuous is why does it need the "three" button?


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18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

That's is weird.. Thee must be a reason! Have a great week!

Revrunner said...

And why are there any buttons at all if the intent is for people to call just one number?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

good question ....especially it's so clearly marked for emergency calls only. It should be a direct line.

TexWisGirl said...

haha. :)

maybe they get an automated recording and have to have multiple choice responses. :)

Lee said...

Just for the emergency calls, I guess....Triple Zero.

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I was thinking the same thing as Anni, but who knows????

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

If it is an extreme emergency you just push "3" and it dials up all three numbers in one for you.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

One might ask why there are any buttons at all, since it's for emergency use only. Great catch!

Felicia said...

hmmmmmmm wellllll.....i don't know but its a great image.

Richard Pegler said...

Hi Stewart. It's so that British Secret Service agents can check in with base quickly. They moved to the single '3' after it was found that the old '007' was too cumbersome and a bit obvious, and they had to have something that was easily remembered.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hmmmm, good question Stewart!!!

ladyfi said...

How weird! Good catch.

Marie said...

I had a good laugh over this! Maybe they plan to add a different number at some point, like 113, for another purpose. But my husband suggested they should just have ONE button that when you press it, it dials the 112 for you! Anyway, in this time of cell phones, it's nice to see that someone who doesn't have one, can still call for help!

janiceadcock said...

Maybe it is for folks too short to reach the 1 and 2.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Strange. I agree with the others. It should be a direct line.

Small City Scenes said...

Indeed!!!
MB

Villrose said...

Just in case!

Pat Tillett said...

Great find! That is really strange.