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Pulse dialling and DTMF what is the difference?

All of our vintage rotary dial telephones and some (but not all) of our push button telephones are Decadic or Pulse-dialling .

This means that the decadic phones can dial out fine, and make calls. However what they cannot do is interact with voicemail which requires a DTMF or VF tone dial phone to do. It also means if you need to "press 3 for a representative" when you are calling a call centre or doing your telephone banking, a decadic phone will not work, you need a DTMF phone.

Pulse dialing, dial pulse, or loop disconnect dialing, also called rotary or decadic dialling in Australia (because up to 10 pulses are sent), is pulsing in which a direct-current pulse train is produced by interrupting a steady signal according to a fixed or formatted code for each digit and at a standard pulse repetition rate.

Dial pulsing originated with a rotary dial integrated into telephone instruments, for the purpose of signaling. Subsequent applications use electromechanical or electronic circuits to generate dial pulses.

The pulses are generated through the making and breaking of the telephone connection (smilar to flicking a light switch on and off); the audible clicks are a side effect of this. As a result, all that is really needed to dial a number with pulse dialing is a switch. Each digit in the number is represented by a different number of rapid clicks. In most countries one click is used for the digit 1, two clicks for 2, and so on, with ten clicks for the digit 0; this makes the code unary, excepting the digit 0.
Individual digits in a phone number need to be separated with a short pause so as not to merge into each other (originally, to give the uniselector rotary relays at the exchange time to rotate). In rotary systems this interdigit interval is provided by the slow rotation of the mechanical dial.

Most fixed-line phones now use dual tone multi frequency (DTMF, also called touch tone or tone dialing), supported by push-button telephones, rather than pulse dialing, but most telephone equipment retains support for pulse dialing for backward compatibility.

 

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Vintage Reproduction Retro Wooden Wall Phone 1920s. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here This phone is a new reproduction early 20th Century Wooden Wall mounted telephones. The design is similar to the Ericsson Wall Phone known as the N2500 by the PMG in Australia from 1920. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1920s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold and a speaker phone function. This Telephone dials tone and decadic it has a switch so you can switch it between pulse/decadic and DTMF. Th click here

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Vintage Retro Rotary Dial Black 802 ACF Phone refurbished This Telephone has a new dial label (blank) and dial cover. This was the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's and 70's. Telecom code was 802 ACF Black . The black colour is very rare because black had been the only colour available until 1960 and after that customers generally selected every colour except black. Thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer This phone has a refurbished plastic phone shell the electronics have been refurbished - its good for another 30 years. It has been buffed and polished but still has some minor surface scratching and marks as you would expect from a 40 year old telephone. This is not a junky phone like those being sold on eBay or sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale - this is a quality telephone. Dials decadic it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for voicemail/call centres etc. However it d come here

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A Rare 1980s Digitel Telephone sold by Telecom Australia. This is one of the first Push Button phones sold by Telecom Australia.They were supplied by STC and made in Denmark. Phone has adjustable ring volume and is Decadic only. In good condition - dials out clear transmission - ringer works fine. lots more

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a New replacement line cord for the for a 802 Vintage Rotary dial telephone. Telephone. Runs between the phone and the socket. 4 wire cord. Instructional Video on how to replace the line cord lots more

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Green Phone. 1960's design - Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction GPO 746 retro rotary dial telephones here This 700 series GPO phone was based on the 746 phone introduced in 1967. The 746 was based on the ealier 706 phone released in the UK in 1959. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1960s design. The dialling is push button. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. This Telephone dials DTMF tone dialling. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The 746 telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you may need an 610 adaptor here. or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 series Green Retro Phone. Brand new lots more

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Double adaptor - allows you to plug two Telecom/PMG phones with 605 plugs into a single Telecom/PMG Telstra wall socket. Note colour may vary from the picture. click here.....

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Vintage Black Bakelite PMG 400 AT Telephone 1950s The last of the bakelite phones introduced in the 1950s. They were available in black or ivory. The phone is very heavy weighing 2.3 kg. This is a rare vintage phone. It has been cleaned and refurbished and is good mechanical order. It has some imperfections as would be expected on a 50 year old phone however it is in very good condition. The bells ring lound and clear and transmission is good. It is good example of a working 50+ year old telephone. Dials decadic it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for voicemail/call centres etc. However it dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. The bakelite black telephone comes with comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. You may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filt lots more

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 French Blue Phone. 1960's design - Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction GPO 746 retro rotary dial telephones here This 700 series GPO phone was based on the 746 phone introduced in 1967. The 746 was based on the ealier 706 phone released in the UK in 1959. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1960s design. The dialling is push button. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. This Telephone dials DTMF tone dialling. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The 746 telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you may need an 610 adaptor here. or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter info more advice

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Get more Phone Socket adaptors for telephones click here 605 Phone Socket adaptor . This allows a phone with an RJ12 lead to be plugged into Telstra/Telecom socket You can get an RJ12 / RJ 45 extension cable here Also there are Double Adaptors to allow to Rotary Dial Phones to be plugged into one socket here RJ12 to 610 socket adaptor more information.....

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 302 series Red Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here This phone is a new reproduction of the retro classic 302 series telephone produced by Western Electric from 1937. The design is similar to the 300 series Bakelite phone manuafactured for the PMG in Australia. The 302 model telephone was designed by Henry Dreyfuss a sucessful industrial designer of the 1930s and 1940s. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1950s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. This Telephone dials tone and decadic it has a switch so you can switch it between pulse/decadic and DTMF. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The Red telephone comes wi come here

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Vintage Retro Rotary Dial Red Phone refurbished - in very rare Red colour with brown line cord This was the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's and 70's. Telecom code was 802 ACF Laquer Red Tens of thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer This phone has a refurbished plastic phone shell the electronics have been refurbished- its good for another 30 years. It has been buffed and polished but still has some surface scratching rubs and marks as you would expect from a 40 year old telephone. This is not a junky phone like those being sold on eBay or sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale - this is a quality telephone. Dials decadic it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for voicemail/call cen more info

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Vintage 8021 Retro Rotary Dial Grey Phone refurbished with transfer button This Vintage telephone has a new dial label (blank). This was the standard telephone in Australian large buineses during the 1960's and 1970s. PMG/Telecom code was 8021 ACF Grey . This vintage phone comes in a vintage Telecom box. Tens of thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer This phone has a refurbished plastic phone shell the handpiece and curly cord are refurbished. The electronics have been refurbished. the handpiece and case has been buffed but still has some fine scratches and sun fading however its good for another 30 years. It looks fantastic for a 40 year old telephone. It has a recall button on the bottom right side of the phone. This button was used to transfer calls internally within a business that operated a PABX . The button will not do anything on normal telephone lines. This is not a junky phone like those being sold on eBay or sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale - this is a quality telephone. more here.....

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4 x Replacement paper Dial Labels the item that is often missing on the Retro 802 ACF series Telecom/PMG phones These are 4 (four) replacement paper dial labels with four different types of labels that were on the 802 series phone in the 1970s and 1980s. It does not include the genuine plastic dial label cover which you can get here - You can get a cheaper glued plastic dial cover here. The arrow points to the dial label that is often missing on 802 series phones. You can have a different mix of four labels if you want just put in the comments section of checkout what four labels you want. Genuine replacement 3 pronged Telecom/PMG dial cover click here Clear plastic dial cover cheaper alternative that can be glued onto dial click here 4 x Telephone Dial Label paper replacement 802 ACF Telecom / PMG telephone additional info.....

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Replica Vintage Bakelite King Pyramid model 162 Telephone 1930s This is a modern replica of the The King Pyramid designed phone that was introduced in 1929. It was supplied by the PMG in Australia in the 1930s. This reproduction retro phone is made with modern plastics (no Bakelite) and has all the modern features while still keeping the 1920s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. This Telephone dials tone and decadic it has a switch so you can switch it between pulse/decadic and DTMF. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The replica pyramid telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you may need an 610 adaptor here. or other adaptors here .This phone will work on the NBN. All you need to do is plug it into your router a considerably more details

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5 metre RJ12/RJ45 cable. This is an extension cable that can connect to an RJ12 adaptor . (not included with this extension cable - you can get other RJ12 adaptors here) (Note: colour may be different from photgraph) related info

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NEC electronic telephone microphone for ACF 802 PMG Telecom phones Replacement telephone NEC Electronic microphone for carbon mic Telecom PMG 802 ACF telephones produced in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s NEC electronic telephone microphone for ACF 802 PMG Telecom phones find out more.....

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Vintage Reproduction Push Button 2500 series Pink Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here This phone is a new reproduction of the retro classic 2500 series Western Electric/Bell telephone produced by Western Electric from 1968. The design is an advance on the Western electric 500 series phone. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1960s design. This modern version features push button dialling with receiver volume control on handset and ringer on/off switch. This Telephone dials tone - DTMF. This means you can use this retro reproduction push button phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The Pink telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you may need an 610 adaptor here. or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here. This phone will also connect to the NBN. Vintage Rep link here

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Grey Phone refurbished by Telecom Australia workshops (previously the PMG) and never used since (packed in Telecom box). In as new condition Has new dial label (blank). This was the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's and 70's. Telecom code was 802 ACF Grey These phones were refurbished by Telecom workshops in Perth in the late 1980s. These particular phones had the electronics refurbished and the plastic case replaced with a new plastic case . The phones have been unused since. They do have slight rub marks at the side of the phones from storage in the box. You will never find second hand phones in such fantastic condition as these phones.They have new dial labels new dial covers. It works perfec click here.....

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Replacement Dial Label plastic cover Brand New! the item that is often missing on the Retro 802 ACF series Telecom phones This is a NEW replacement plastic dial label cover (not the paper dial label) - The arrow points to the plastic piece that is often missing on 800 series phones. This does not include the paper dial label you can get a set of paper replacement dial labels here . You can get a cheaper glued plastic dial cover here Video Instructions on how to replace the dial cover on a PMG/Telecom Vintage Phone: Replacement Dial Cover for 802 series Telecom PMG Vintage Retro Rotary dial phones more info

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One Collectable Western Electric 500 series Retro Rotary Dial Red Phone - USA phone - in rare Red colour This phone is in excellent condition and has been refurbished. It has a RJ12 cable (see photo) This is the phone you see in the old american movies with the ring you hear in the american movies. These are very robust phones and have a fantastic ring. the phone comes with an RJ12 cord The Series 500 phone was the standard dial phone in the 1950s 1960s and 1970s in the USA. The Western Electric Model 500 telephone was the standard desk-style telephone set used by AT T (the Bell System) in North America from the late 1949 through the divestiture of AT T in 1984. Many millions of Model 500 phones were produced and were a familiar sight in almost every home in North America. Numbers of Western Electric 500 phones are still in use today thanks to their durability. The basic phon details

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Tyco 'Lego' Telephone Retro 1980s Tyco Super Blocks Telephone by Tyco. Made in 1980s. Phone features: ringer may be set at high low and off; it has a switch so you can set it for DTMF (tone) or decadic.It mute key last-number redial slide out drawer for storage. It originally came with 18 extra lego blocks to play with (there are no extra blocks with this phone). This is a rare 1980s phone. It has had faulty components replaced and been tested. It is in good condition you can call out and it rings on incoming calls. This phone comes with an modern RJ12 lead you may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here) Tyco 'Lego' Telephone Retro 1980s more.....

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Replacement Dial gasket that sits around the dial of a ACF 802 rotary dial phone. more details.....

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a New replacement line cord for the for a Victa Red Rotary Dial Coin Telephone. Runs between the phone and the socket - red colour - 6 feet long come here

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a New replacement earpiece cover or cap for an ivory 802 Telecom / PMG phone. . more details.....

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 302 series Black Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here This phone is a new reproduction of the retro classic 302 series telephone produced by Western Electric from 1937. The design is similar to the 300 series Bakelite phone manuafactured for the PMG in Australia. The 302 model telephone was designed by Henry Dreyfuss a sucessful industrial designer of the 1930s and 1940s. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1950s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. This Telephone dials tone and decadic it has a switch so you can switch it between pulse/decadic and DTMF. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The Black telephone comes click on

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Green Control Lock Phone refurbished This Telephone has a new dial label (blank) as well as new control lock keys. This was a rare modification of the the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's and 70's. Telecom code was 8028 ACF Green Thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer This phone has new plastic phone shell the electronics have been refurbished - its good for another 30 years. For more details on the difference between refurbished plastic shells and new shells click here This is not a junky phone that has been sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale or bought on ebay- This is a quality telephone. This phone w further data

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Replacement Ericofon Gasket Brand New! the gasket that often deteriorates on Ericofon Telephones make your valuable Ericofon like new! This is a new but remanufactured gasket (not a genuine original ericofon gasket) as good if not better than the original . Makes the Ericofon with a damaged gasket look good! The arrow points to the Gasket that in many ericofons has broken down. (The Ericofon does NOT come with the Gasket) Replacement Ericofon Gasket About the Ericofon The Ericofon is a "cult" telephone handset created by Ericsson. It was designed in the late 1940s by a design team including G�������sta Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the telephone is that the plastic cover is molded in one piece and it is considered a landmark in plastic industrial design. The serial production began in 1954. The earlier models were only sold to institutions but in 1956 production for the open market begun in Europe and Austr more.....

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One Western Electric 500 series Retro Rotary Dial Red Phone - USA phone - in Pink colour This phone is in excellent condition and has been refurbished. It has a RJ12 cable (see photo) This is the phone you see in the old american movies with the ring you hear in the american movies. These are very robust phones and have a fantastic ring. No Australian Rotary Dial Phones were made in pink. the phone comes with an RJ12 cord The Series 500 phone was the standard dial phone in the 1950s 1960s and 1970s in the USA. The Western Electric Model 500 telephone was the standard desk-style telephone set used by AT T (the Bell System) in North America from the late 1949 through the divestiture of AT T in 1984. Many millions of Model 500 phones were produced and were a familiar sight in almost every home in North America. Numbers of Western Electric 500 phones are still in use today thanks to their durability. The basic phone's modular construction not only made manufacture and repair simple. The original Western Electric Model 500 was designed by the firm of industrial desi extra

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Replica Chrome Vintage Bakelite Candlestick model 38AT Telephone 1920s This is a modern replica of the Candlestick phone Type 38 that was introduced in 1912. It was commonly supplied by the PMG in Australia in the 1920s. This reproduction retro phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1912 design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You can turn the receiver volume high and low. You have last number redial and call hold. The phone has cloth covered cords like the original Candlestick phone. The phone is heavy emulating the original candlestick telephone introduced by the PMG (Post Master Generals Department) This Telephone dials tone and decadic it has a switch so you can switch it between pulse/decadic and DTMF. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The replica candlestick telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you may need an 610 adaptor here. or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here Replica Chrome Vintage Bakelite Candlestick model 38AT Te click to go

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A replacement Red 802 PMG/Telecom case. The case is used and has some surface scratching (that could be buffed/polished out). Includes the switchhooks. This is the shell/case for this type of phone here considerably more details

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Replacement Ericofon Gasket Brand New! the gasket that often deteriorates on Ericofon Telephones make your valuable Ericofon like new! This is a new but remanufactured gasket (not a genuine original ericofon gasket) as good if not better than the original . Makes the Ericofon with a damaged gasket look good! The arrow points to the Gasket that in many ericofons has broken down. (The Ericofon does NOT come with the Gasket) Replacement Ericofon Gasket About the Ericofon The Ericofon is a "cult" telephone handset created by Ericsson. It was designed in the late 1940s by a design team including Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the telephone is that the plastic cover is molded in one piece and it is considered a landmark in plastic industrial design. The serial production began in 1954. The earlier models were only sold to institutions but in 1956 production for the open market begun in Europe and Australia. In Sweden it is known as the cobra telephone due to its similarity with the serpent. Bell Telephone further data

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Vintage Golden Haze ACF 8081 Push button Touchfone Telephone 1980s The last of the ACF phones a Touchfone introduced in the mid 1980s. This is not a refurbished telephone this is brand new and unused and manufactured in Australia in the mid 1980s. Dials DTMF. The phone has a switchhook flash button. It comes with a standard 605 telecom plug you may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here) Vintage Golden Haze ACF 8081 Push button Touchfone Telephone 1980s information

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Vintage Victa Red Coin Phone with full set of keys very rare. This is a very rare Victa Red coin phone with a full set of keys. These phones were used to provide coin phones for business premises. This phone has been refurbished and has a new dial and instruction plate. It has been buffed and polished but still has some fine surface scratching and marks as you would expect from a 40 year old telephone that was used as a public phone. This phone comes with three keys one to overide the coin mechanism (free calls) one key to open the coin box and one to open the phone itself. This is not a junky phone like those being sold on eBay or sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale - this is a quality telephone. Dials decadic it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for voicemail/call centres etc. However it dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. The Red telephone comes with a standard telecom 605 plug you may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information further data

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Rare Chocolate Brown 8051 series vintage retro rotary dial telephone from the 1980's A rare phone. Chocolate Brown a colour loved in the 1970s and 1980s. It is in good condition and has been refurbished. Has mechanical bells (like the 800 series phones). Dials decadic so even though it is pushbutton it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for voicemail/call centres etc. The * and # buttons do not dial anything. However it dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. Information on where it will work here . It comes with a standard 605 telecom plug you may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here) Rare Chocolate Brown 8051 series vintage retro rotary dial telephone from the 1980's more tips

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Grey Phone refurbished by Telecom Australia workshops and never used since (packed in Telecom box). Has new dial label (blank). This was the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's and 70's. Telecom code was 802 ACF Grey Thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer These are not junky phones that have been sitting in someone's shed or bought at a garage sale- These are quality telephones. These phones have refurbished plastic phone shells the electronics have been refurbished. They are not sun damaged scratched or otherwise damaged like many rotary dial phones sold on Auction sites or at Second Hand stores. For more details on the difference between refurbished plastic shells and new shells click here They are posted to you in a Telecom Australia box. These phones have been refurbished and are in great condition. They work perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (nearly all of Australia and most of the world email us with any questions) New dial labels - most phones for sale have no labels or ones wi click here.....

 

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