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m_travis
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will my vintage rotary phone work with cox digital phone system ?

will my vintage rotary phone work with cox digital phone system ? thank you . .

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
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    I don't believe a telephone modem (eMTA) can deliver enough voltage to clang those bells on a rotary.

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      m_travis
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      i hadn't thought of that .. hmmm , thank you .

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      m_travis
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      a friend with one says it works ,  but maybe he can only call out , not hear incoming call . 

      cox  probably doesn't care about folks with old rotary dial phones ..thanks 

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        Bruce
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        From what I remember about rotary phones on the POTS, rotary phones ran on DC power from a switch house.  That's why they'd still work during power outages.

        I'm sure there are tone-converters on the market to connect a rotary phone nowadays.  Will you search for something?