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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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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. more.....

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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 click the link

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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 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 details

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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 here

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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. much more info

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Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 Yellow 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 ADS click on

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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 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 click here

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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 much more info

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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 dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic her find out more.....

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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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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 click

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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 i 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 info

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Vintage Reproduction Push Button 2500 series Turquoise 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 Turquoise 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 Reproduction Push Button 2500 series Turquoise Phone. Brand new Telephone with modern features full details

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Plastic Finger stop for rotary Dial ring that fits on the dial of a 802 rotary dial phone does not fit 801 rotary dial phone much more info

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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 find out more.....

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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. considerably more details

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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 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 incl click 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 centres etc. However it dials telephone numbers fine information on decadic here. You may be able to connect th 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 wi come here

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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 details

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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 data

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One Collectable Retro Rotary Dial Ivory Vintage 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 additional info.....

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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. related info

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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 information on ADSL with retro phones here Vintage Reproduction Rotary Dial 746 series Blue Retro Phone. Brand new Telep click to go

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Replacement Bell motor for ACF 802 PMG / Telecom rotary dial phone . This has the adjustable bell motor. more details.....

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Replacement Dial cover that fits on a Bakelite 300 PMG Rotary dial telephone and maybe other Bakelite phones. Clear label (sent with protective cover) is 40mm wide. Just the dial cover does not include the dial or the metal clip that holds the dial cover in. You can get new paper labels here link 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 advice

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

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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 to you in a Telecom Australia box. These phones have been refurbished are in as new condition. They work perfectly and can be used anywhere in the world where you can obtain decadic service (near more 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 designed by the firm of industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss the product of several years of research and testing and introduced in 1949. The come here

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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. related info

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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 h information

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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 adaptor more.....

 

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