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  Reply # 2073146 14-Aug-2018 10:30
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It's not as if maintenance visits to phone boxes were rare events. Some were near destroyed every few days. A resistor and capacitor across the contacts slugged them so you didn't get an immediate break.

Even in the noisiest switchroom the sound of a line being "tapped" stood out like ... Often the offending switch would get nudged on its way.



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  Reply # 2079150 25-Aug-2018 20:14
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sbiddle:

 

You can't use pulse dialling on any ATA and you won't be able to either on Spark voice circuits that are now on VoIP.

 

To use it with an ATA you need one of these https://www.dialgizmo.com/

 

That adapter isn't the reverse dial unit though, somebody built one that supports reverse pulse dialling that NZ uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a read on their website and under the FAQ there they said they have the instructions in their manual to configure work with nz phones


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2079204 25-Aug-2018 22:29
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Bung: It's not as if maintenance visits to phone boxes were rare events. Some were near destroyed every few days. A resistor and capacitor across the contacts slugged them so you didn't get an immediate break.

Even in the noisiest switchroom the sound of a line being "tapped" stood out like ... Often the offending switch would get nudged on its way.


Yep, the erratic pulses stood out like the proverbial dogs balls.

Helped many a tapped call to drop off. On occasions we even had time to whip out to the coin boxes out the front of the building and catch the odd one or two tappers, or plug the butt in and tell them we were watching them even though we couldn't actually see them. We knew where the coin box was for each number so could tell the perp where they were which was good enough to convince them we were watching them.

Ahh those were the days.




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