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will my vintage rotary phone work with cox digital phone system ? thank you . .
I don't believe a telephone modem (eMTA) can deliver enough voltage to clang those bells on a rotary.
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
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?
and actually , my friend with the " working " rotary phone , has it connected to the wall
recept with the standard phone cord line and end jacks .
Are you talking about an authentic vintage rotary or a replica rotary? I'm sure there's an internal difference with the latter probably being fully functional with a pulse-tone option.
The authentic rotaries used a 4-prong jack but if you changed the wall jack, you could easily remove the cover of the phone to connect an RJ11 cord.
the real : authentic "phone . , my friend must have retrofit / changed the connection
jacks etc. for the phone to work .
thank you for your answers / suggestions . .