WATCH | How many teenagers does it take to use an old school phone?

accreditation
Using this ancient device is not as easy as it looks. (Facebook/The Jeremy Vine)
Using this ancient device is not as easy as it looks. (Facebook/The Jeremy Vine)

A hilarious video showing two teen boys trying their best to use an old school rotary phone dial has got the internet in stitches. 

After taking on the challenge, the teens receive their instructions to dial a phone number on the old phone within a four-minute time frame.

The confident teens take their first try but soon realise using this ancient device is not as easy as it looks. 

After several attempts, the boys only manage to dial zero correctly. Another few seconds go by and the two ask each other: "Do we have to pick up the phone and then do it?" 

Check out the hilarious video below: 

Compiled for Parent24 by Lesley-Anne Johannes. 

Chatback:

Share your stories and questions with us via email at chatback @ parent24.com. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

Don't miss a story!

For a weekly wrap of our latest parenting news and advice, sign up to our Friday Parent24 newsletter.

Follow us, and chat, on Facebook and Twitter.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Eskom has considered continuous load shedding at Stage 2, instead of introducing it when the power system faces a crunch. What are your thoughts?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'm all for it - we're going to have power cuts regardless, so we might as well have some stability to better plan our lives
45% - 4150 votes
No thanks! I prefer having periods of no load shedding and we cannot normalise this crisis
55% - 5017 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.93
-1.8%
Rand - Pound
19.45
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.37
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.70
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Gold
1,643.66
0.0%
Silver
18.87
0.0%
Palladium
2,073.00
0.0%
Platinum
858.50
0.0%
Brent Crude
86.15
-5.0%
Top 40
57,110
-3.1%
All Share
63,417
-2.9%
Resource 10
56,319
-7.5%
Industrial 25
78,436
-1.2%
Financial 15
14,142
-1.6%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE