Me: Awwww come on chinger! I worked hard to preserve that beaver foot.
Chinger: I forgot my comb at home though...
Me: Did you forget your floss, too?
Chinger: No. Isn't it cool that I can do this with my beard though because it's so long?
Me: . . . .no.
Look at that wanna be ginger rub his chinger beard.
So basically, a chinger allowed the user to make unlimited free calls from certain pay phones. They could be made using a simple pocket electronic address book sold at Radio Shack, and replacing the chip inside to alter the output sound.
They were also known as "red boxes" but the name chinger probably referred to the chiming sound it made when mimicing a quarter drop.
Most modern pay phones no longer use the DTMF tones, rendering the chinger obsolete... but it was fun while it lasted!
Everyone can act like a chinger from time to time.