Rob2222
Level 1: Cadet

Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

Hi,

 

I have an old pulse dial telephone which is a period piece that suits our older style house.  With the imminent roll-out of NBN in our area, will my old pulse dial phone still work?

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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

No, only tone dial phones will work. It is technically possible to build an adapter to turn the pulses into tones but I don't Know of any such adapters.

cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

There are some pulse to tone convertors. For example.Dialgizmo at

http://www.dialgizmo.com/

You should be able to use your old phone on the NBN using one of these convertors.

Rob2222
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

OK, thanks for the tip.   Just curiious, have you actually tried this with a pulse phone on NBN to confirm it works? 

cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

I haven't actually tried it but I am an ex Telecommunication Technician and can't see why using an adapter should not work.

The adapter converts the pulses which can't be transmitted over NBN to tones which can be transmitted.

Rob2222
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

OK,  I'll give it a go.  Thanks for your advice.

Rob2222
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Using a Pulse Dial Phone on NBN?

Hi there,

 

I have exactly the same issue, so I'm curious to know whether you were able to get the suggested converter to work?  How did it go?  Easy or hard?  Any advice/suggestions?

 

Kind Regards,

Rob 

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