Anti-smartphone space engineer builds cell phone with rotary dial


That takes old-school to a new level.

A space engineer who despises smartphones and text messaging built her own cell phone — and it has a rotary dial.

Justine Haupt, 34, spent three years creating the cute device, which has a battery that lasts up to 30 hours, according to report in SWNS. The phone, which is 4 inches tall, 3 inches wide and about 1 inch thick, takes an AT&T prepaid SIM card that’s compatible with cell phone radio.

Public interest in her writing about the retro phone apparently crashed her website.

Haupt, who works as an astronomy engineer at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, has since been inundated with requests from fellow smartphone haters begging for their own version of the phone and she is now offering build-it-yourself kits, SWNS reports.

“I work in technology but I don’t like the culture around smartphones,” she told SWNS. “I don’t like the hyper connected thing. I don’t like the idea of being at someone’s beck and call every moment and I don’t need to have that level of access to the Internet.” – READ MORE

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