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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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RJ12 joiner - allows you to join two phone cables together making them longer. Extent the length of a phone cord with another cord. Joins RJ11 cables. You can get other phone adaptors here. much more info

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1950s Payphone Coin Phone Reproduction This American 3-slot style payphone was first introduced in the 1950’s and remained virtually unchanged until 1965. This coin phone will take you back to the days of phone booths red coin phones public phone boxes and 10 cent calls. While you don't have to pay for your calls with this phone now you can still enjoy the functional coin slots complete with jingle as your money is deposited into the coin bank (lock and key supplied) in the base of the unit. Retro design Push Button Dialling Redial Button Ringer on/off switch Tone/Pulse Switch Earpiece Volume Control Coin Bank Wall Mountable Does NOT require coins to make calls. Dimensions: H46.5 x W17 x D13cm The payphone come extra

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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 Telephone with moder click

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Grey 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 Grey Retro Phone. Brand new Telephone wit more details.....

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Replacement green curly cord that runs between the base and the hand piece of a ACF 802 rotary dial phone. more advice

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Vintage Fleece White ACF 807 Push button Touchfone Telephone 1980s One of the last of the ACF phones. The first Touchfone was introduced in 1978. The 807 was produced 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 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 . The phone has a rubber grommet replacing the 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 Fleece White ACF 807 Push button Touchfone Telephone 1980s full details

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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 dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The much more info

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Replica Chrome Vintage Bakelite King Pyramid model 162 Telephone 1930s This is a modern replica of the The King Pyramid phone that was introduced in 1929. It was supplied by the PMG in Australia in the 1930s. This Chrome 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. 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 you may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here Replica Vintage Bakelite King Pyramid model 162 Telephone 1930s - Chrome colour much more info

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Copper 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 imitation copper 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 pho more information.....

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

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Master Key / Technicians Key for Vintage Victa Red Coin Phone. This is a master key that allows you to take apart the two halfs of a Victa Red Coin phone. It does not open the coin box and it does not operate the override facility - these are different keys. Master Key / Technicians Key for Vintage Victa Red Coin Phone find out more.....

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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 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 more details.....

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 302 series Chrome WallPhone. 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 Wall mounted telephone produced by Western Electric from 1937. The design is similar to the 300 series Bakelite phone manufactured 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 reproduct considerably more details

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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 designer Henry Dreyfuss the product of several years of research and testing and introduced in 1949. The 500 replace information

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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 more information.....

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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 Austra click

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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 fine 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 dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. You may be able to connect this phone onto the NBN depending on your router. More details here The Red telephone comes with a standard telecom 605 plug you may need an adaptor here click the link

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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 perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain full details

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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 information

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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 wher more advice

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Replacement Bell motor for ACF 802 PMG / Telecom rotary dial phone . This is the fixed non-adjustable bell motor. These where replaced as a complete unit the bell motor was not designed to be replaced. click on

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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. click to go

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Rare Vintage Black Bakelite PMG 300 AT Telephone 1940s The last of the bakelite phones introduced in the 1939. They were available in black or ivory. The phone is very heavy weighing 2.3 kg. This is a rare vintage phone a 332AT PMG Bakelite. It has been cleaned and refurbished and is good mechanical order. It has a chromed "Staybrite" dial. It has some minor 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 rotary dial 70 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 a standard telecom 605 plug however it can be removed has an RJ11 cable that will fit RJ 12 sockets like these. You may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here. Vintage Black Bakelite PMG 300 AT Telephone 1940s click here.....

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One Ivory Ericofon Rotary Dial Phone refurbished. Refurbished ivory Ericofon supplied by Telecom Australia. 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. These were sold by Telecom Australia /PMG in the 1960s and 1970s . It can make outgoing calls and receives calls and it does ring with an Ericotone buzzer. 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 on ADSL with retro phones here) 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 typica much more info

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Replacement Glued Dial Label plastic cover a cheaper alternative to the genuine dial cover (available here) A 802 Telecom/PMG telephone without a dial cover. It jsut makes them look unfinished broken. First insert a replacement dial label (which you can get here). Then put 3 or 4 spots of glue (super glue or clear plastic glue) on the plastic around the edge of the dial label. Then peel off the protective cover of the clear dial label which is cut to the exact size of the dial and place the clear label in the dial depression. Wait for the glue to dry and the 802 phone looks great. Its not as good as the genuine dial cover here but it is close and makes the phone look so much better. We send you ONE replacement dial cover that you can glue onto your phone. It is cut to fit the 802 series Telecom/PMG phones. You will need to get your own superglue or similar plastic glue to attach it to the dial. This does not include the paper dial label you can get a set of paper r link here

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1950s Payphone Coin Phone Reproduction Pink This American 3-slot style payphone was first introduced in the 1950’s and remained virtually unchanged until 1965. This coin phone will take you back to the days of phone booths red coin phones public phone boxes and 10 cent calls. While you don't have to pay for your calls with this phone now you can still enjoy the functional coin slots complete with jingle as your money is deposited into the coin bank (lock and key supplied) in the base of the unit. Retro design Push Button Dialling Redial Button Ringer on/off switch Tone/Pulse Switch Earpiece Volume Control Coin Bank Wall Mountable Does NOT require coins to make calls. Dimensions: H46.5 x W17 x D13cm The payphone 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 filter information on ADSL with retro phones here 1950s Payphone Coin Phone Reproduction Pink - Pay Phone 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 DTM click

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Replica Vintage Bakelite Candlestick model 38AT Telephone 1920s This is a modern replica of the Candlestick phone 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 cent extra

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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 tel extra

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Brass 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 imitation brushed brass 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 find out more.....

 

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