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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 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 Weste find out more.....

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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 data

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Red 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 Red Retro Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features more tips

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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. This means you can use this retro reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. The wallfone is 50cm high 30cm wide and extends 21cm from the wall. The Wooden Wall telephone comes with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. You can mount this on the wall with two points for scr more.....

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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 additional info.....

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Vintage Black Bakelite PMG 300 AWH Wallphone Telephone 1952 The last of the bakelite phones introduced in the 1950s. The Wallphones are very rare. 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 small surface scratching as would be expected on a restored 50 year old phone. The bells ring lound and clear and transmission is good. Note this has a plate at the rear of the phone that needs to be unscrewed and mounted through onto the wall. 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 considerably more details

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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 full details

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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 extra

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 302 series Red 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 bet here

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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 telephone is that the two major c extra

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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 b more data

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Replacement Bell motor for ACF 802 PMG / Telecom Vintage rotary dial phone . This does not replace all bell motors - you need to check the enlarged picture to make sure it is the same as the one you currently have Instructional Video on how to replace the Vintage Phone bell motor: 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 Thames Ralph Lysell and Hugo Blomberg. A specific feature of the telephone is that the plastic cover is molded in one more advice

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Dark 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 information on ADSL with retro phones here Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 series Dark Blue Retro Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features related info

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Vintage Bakelite Pyramid model 232 Telephone refurbished 1930s The PMG 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 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 80+ 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 with a RJ11 phone cable that fits RJ12 sockets like these. You may need an ADSL filter information on ADSL with retro phones here) You can get a modern replica of this Pyramid phone here: Vintage Bakelite Pyramid Rotary Dial Black Phone refurbished - Black colour extra info

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STC 4T telephone receiver for ACF 802 PMG Telecom phones Replacement telephone receiver for Telecom PMG 802 ACF telephones produced in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s You can buy bulk (20) STS 4Ts at a discount here: STC 4T telephone receiver for ACF 802 PMG Telecom phones extra info

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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 would be posted to you in a Telecom Australia box. This phone also has a brown line cord This phone has been refurbished and is in excellent condit further data

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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 additional info.....

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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 info

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Replacement click Suppressor for 802 series rotary dial phones. The click suppressors come in a variety of colours (the one we provide may not be the same colour as pictured).This includes just the Click Suppressor does not include the 4T receiver or the handset or handset parts. 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 filter information on ADSL with retro phones here. Vintage Black Bakelite PMG 400 AT Telephone 1950s more.....

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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 reproduction rotary dial phone for voicemail/call centres etc. This phone is brand new. Th lots more

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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 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 more tips

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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 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 with modern features click here.....

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Get more Phone Socket adaptors for telephones click here Socket adaptor . This allows a standard Australian Phone to be plugged into an RJ12 or RJ 45 Socket that is now common in Australia in homes and houses. Works for PMG / Telecom /Telstra 801 802 phones. Some PMG Bakelite 300 and 400 phones might have the same plug (check the picture below) Also can be used for connecting to the VOIP port of an NBN router. Many NBN routers will allow a 801 or 802 phone to ring and take incoming calls. Note: You still need a RJ12 / RJ45 cable to plug this in (the standard cable that goes from the wall socket to a modern phone) 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 more tips

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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. extra

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One Deep Red 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 Red Ericofon but not a deep red colour like this example. 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 several decades. The Ericofon is considered a landmark in plastic industrial design. The serial production began in 1954. The earlier models click on

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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 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 f click on

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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 information.....

 

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