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Topic # 185779 5-Dec-2015 08:20
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Hi Guys
A remote beach community without cell coverage has a community coin phone in a shed that has just died.
Does anyone know where to buy new ones that are compatible with new coinage?

They were quoted thousands for a proper spark payphone & booth to be installed, but they just want to get one of the ones you used to be able to put into your business.

I used to see them all the time on trademe but it loosk like the only ones on there now are listed as antiques and only set up for old coinage.




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  Reply # 1440891 5-Dec-2015 09:09
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Hmmmm they do seem to be very hard to find (have been Googleing without success).

Is DSL available?  There are coin operated VoIP phones
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Alibaba-Hot-Sale-Indoor-Coin-Operated_911989936.html?spm=a2700.7724858.35.1.Hey78y&s=p  

Otherwise you could get creative with a coin operated mains timer like this one (they can definitely be purchased cheaper).  I assume there is a relay that switces the incoming 230v, but it may also have a relay not connected to the mains (or you could install one - there is plenty of room in the metal chassis) that switches (connects/disconnects) the line to the telephone.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/gaming/arcade-pinball-machines/parts/auction-993256875.htm  

Perhaps in tandem with a WiFi VoIP phone if there is WiFi in the immediate area.
http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Indoor-Coin-Operated-WiFi-IP-Phone_60086222966.html?spm=a2700.7724838.30.88.lZdwlV  




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  Reply # 1441026 5-Dec-2015 14:48
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No DSL in the area. There is voip to almost every house, but they want a landline for 111 calls if the internet is down for any reason as our technicians are at least 90 minutes away if there is a fault.

I was looking at those 240v mains timers for washing machines etc and thought that would work perfectly - we could wire up a 12v transformer to open or close a relay wired to the handset microphone but we still need a 111 call to work without a coin. The next option is a second phone connected in parallel behind a glass break window with the keypad membrane broken so it can only dial 1 but I would prefer it all in the one device.
Unless any other suggestions come forward its probably what we will have to do.




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  Reply # 1441029 5-Dec-2015 15:08
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No idea. This Australian model advertises fully electronic coin validation. Maybe ask if that can be user programmed or otherwise for nz.

https://www.telephonesonline.com.au/comex-model-cx910al.html

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  Reply # 1441041 5-Dec-2015 15:55
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The spark ones have a brand listed on the telepermit, would it be possible to buy directly from that manufacturer

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  Reply # 1441042 5-Dec-2015 15:58
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Could have one phone with a toll-bar - giving free 111 and local calls. And a second phone with the coin controlled relay for national 

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