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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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One Collectable Retro Grey CB Phone new plastic shell - refurbished other components Extremely Rare CB Phone This Telephone has a new dial label (blank). This was a very special phone from 1960's and 70's used in Hotels and other areas where the caller picked up the handset and was connected to an operator . Telecom code was 811 ACF Grey CB This phone has a new plastic phone shell the electronics have been refurbished - its good for another 30 years the handset is refurbished. 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- This is a quality telephone. This phone would be posted to you in a Telecom Australia box. This phone also has a brown line cord It works perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (nearly all of Australia and most of the world information on where they will work here) . You may need an adaptor here if you do not have old standard Telecom plugs you may need a click the link

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 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 500 series telephone produced by Bell in the USA from 1949 until 1984. It was the first phone replacing the previous Bakelite models. The design is similar to the ACF 802 series phones produced by PMG Telecom in the 1960s and 1970s. The 500 Bell phone 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 with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. If you have old Telecom/PMG 610 sockets you full details

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Red Ericofon Rotary Dial Phone. Refurbished and In excellent condition - officially called Mandarin Red. This is a Northern Telecom version similar to those sold by Telecom Australia /PMG in the 1960s and 1970s however this model was sold in the USA. It can make outgoing calls and receives calls and it does ring with an Ericotone buzzer. Has a standard R12 modern plug . These are very rare and this colour one of the rarest in Australia. Telecom/PMG sold a similar Red Ericofon. A fantastic special gift. Get other different coloured Ericofons - click here The History of the Ericofon The Ericofon is a Swedish telephone handset created by Ericsson. It was designed in the late 1940s by a design team including Gösta Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the tel details

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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 details.....

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Vintage 801 Retro Rotary Dial Red Phone refurbished - in very rare Red colour This Telephone has a new dial label (blank). This was the standard telephone in Australian homes during the 1960's. PMG code was 801 ACF Red . The 801 Red phones are much harder to find than the 802 model red telephones. It has a brown line cord. 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 and looks fantastic for a 45 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 dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. This phone has been refurbished . The Red telephone comes with a standard telecom 605 plug you may need an adaptor here or other adaptors here more data

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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 Green 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 perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (nearly all of Australia and most of the world more tips

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Ivory Phone refurbished by Telecom Australia workshops 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 Ivory Thousands of these phones were destroyed - they are now rare - with ones in as good condition as this - even rarer This particular model has a grommet to replace a hole in the case (used for control-lock phones) 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. It works perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (nearly all of Australia and most of the world information on w more details.....

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One Soft Pink Ericofon Rotary Dial Phone. Refurbished and In excellent condition. This is a Northern Telecom version similar to those sold by Telecom Australia /PMG in the 1960s and 1970s however this model was sold in the USA. It can make outgoing calls and receives calls and it does ring with an Ericotone buzzer. Has a standard R12 modern plug . These are very rare and this colour even rarer in Australia. Telecom/PMG never sold a pink Ericofon. A fantastic special gift. Get other different coloured Ericofons - click here The History of the Ericofon The Ericofon is a Swedish telephone handset created by Ericsson. It was designed in the late 1940s by a design team including Gösta Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the telephone is that the two major components--the handset and the dial--are combined in a single unit. This one-piece design anticipated the evolution of more information.....

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4 x Replacement 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 plastic dial label cover which you can get 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. 4 x Telephone Dial Label replacement 802 ACF phone related info

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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 Gösta 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 link here

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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) more information.....

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UK vintage Black retro rotary dial telephone from the 1970's A 700 series phone modified to work on Australian telephone lines. Glossy black colour manufactured in the 1970s for the english telephone system. Has a great mechanical ring which is different from the Australian ring tone (watch and listent to the video below). Has some small scratches tha you would expect from 35 year old telephones. It has been refurbished and tested. It comes with a standard 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) UK English vintage Black retro rotary dial telephone from the 1970's 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 a refurbished 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 would be posted to y find out more.....

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a New replacement curly cord for the hadndiece for a Victa Red Rotary Dial Coin Telephone. more tips

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Replacement Dial gasket that sits around the dial of a ACF 802 rotary dial phone. additional info.....

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Replacement Dial ring that sits on top of the dial plate of a ACF 802 rotary dial phone. click on

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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 click here.....

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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. more data

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Sage Green Telecom 8081 Brand New in box. Dates from September 1985 one of the earliest Telecom Pushbutton Telephones replacing the ACF 802 rotary dial telephones. Phone is decadic only - with volume control. related info

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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 i information

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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 phone's modular construction not only made manufacture and repair simple. The original Western Electric Model 500 was here

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Vintage 802 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 8028 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 new plastic phone shell the handpiece and curly cord are refurbished. The electronics have been refurbished. the handpiece has been buffed but still has some fine scratches 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. Dials decadic it will not dial DTMF tones that you use for v more details.....

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a New replacement microphone cover or cap for an ivory 802 Telecom / PMG phone. Note ths suits electronic microphones. The orginal caps more the carbon mics had more holes so this cap might cause the volume to be low on a carbon mic equipped telephone. details

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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 click to go

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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. extra info

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RJ12 Y splitter double adaptor - allows you to join two phone cables together to one cable. Allows two phones or devices to be connected to one existing telephone cable. Also allows you to extend the length of a telephone cable as an extension. RJ12 1 port to 2 with RJ11 cables. You can get other phone adaptors here. more data

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Vintage Bakelite King Pyramid model 162 Telephone refurbished 1930s The King Pyramid phone was introduced in 1929. This phone has a bellset fitted in the base. It was made in the 1930s for the Post Master Generals Department (the P.M.G.). It has a cloth covered handet cord. The phone is very heavy weighing 3.5 kg. This is a rare vintage phone. It has been cleaned and refurbished and is good mechanical order.The bells ring lound and clear and transmission is good. It is good example of a working 75 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. This phone has been refurbished . The bakelite black 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 on ADSL with retro phones here) Vintage Bakelite King Pyramid Rotary Dial Black Phone refurbished - in rare Black colour much more info

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Yellow (Harvest Gold) Ericofon Rotary Dial Phone. Refurbished and In excellent condition. This is a Northern Telecom version similar to those sold by Telecom Australia /PMG in the 1960s and 1970s however this model was sold in the USA. It can make outgoing calls and receives calls and it does ring with an Ericotone buzzer. Has a standard R12 modern plug . These are very rare and this colour even rarer in Australia. Telecom/PMG sold a similar Golden Yellow Ericofon. A fantastic special gift. Get other different coloured Ericofons - click here The History of the Ericofon The Ericofon is a Swedish telephone handset created by Ericsson. It was designed in the late 1940s by a design team including Gösta Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the telephone is that the two major components--the handset and the dial--are combined in a single unit. This one-piece design anticipated the evolution of the typical cordless phone and cell phone by sev click to go

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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 Gösta 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 Laboratories considerably more details

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Ivory Phone refurbished by Telecom Australia workshops (previously PMG) 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 Ivory 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 handsets and cord are refurbished). 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 perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (nearly all of Australia and most of the world information on where they will work here) . You may need an adaptor here if you do not have standard Telecom plugs you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here) . For more details on the difference between refur related info

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Vintage Reproduction Red Rotary Dial Ericofon style Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here We have original refurbished Ericofon retro rotary dial telephones here This Scandiphone is a reproduction of the classic Ericofon telephone (also called a Cobra phone) produced by L.M Ericsson from 1954 until 1980.The Ericofon was designed in the 1940s by a Swedish team of designers including Hugo Blomberg Ralph Lysell and Gosta Thames. The Ericofon was introduced into Australia in the early 1960s by the PMG later to become Telecom Australia. It came in 5 colors including red. This reproduction retro rotary dial phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1940s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You have last number redial. 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 more advice

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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 related info

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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 - 10 feet long click to go

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial Chrome Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here This phone is a reproduction of the classic 500 series telephone produced by Bell in the USA from 1949 until 1984. It has a similar design to the ACF 802 series phones produced by PMG Telecom in the 1960s and 1970s. The Bell 500 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 reprodu considerably more details

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Vintage Reproduction Black Rotary Dial Ericofon style Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features View other new reproduction retro rotary dial telephones here We have original refurbished Ericofon retro rotary dial telephones here This Scandiphone is a reproduction of the classic Ericofon telephone (also called a Cobra phone) produced by L.M Ericsson from 1954 until 1980.The Ericofon was designed in the 1940s by a Swedish team of designers including Hugo Blomberg Ralph Lysell and Gosta Thames. The Ericofon was introduced into Australia in the early 1960s by the PMG later to become Telecom Australia. It came in 5 colors. This reproduction retro rotary dial phone has all the modern features while still keeping the 1940s design. You can turn the ringer on and off. You have last number redial. 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 ScandiPhone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sock related info

 

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