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  Reply # 775078 5-Mar-2013 16:24
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Just be aware of using a Rotary Phones. Some VoIP devices and a certain purple networks don't like NZ pulse dialing and having to dial numbers in reverse (You know what I mean) is not very nice .

(Unless they fixed it since I left)

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  Reply # 775090 5-Mar-2013 16:33
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You should regard pulse dialling as no longer supported. Even if you could get through do you think you can whistle appropriately for the option you want?

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  Reply # 776026 7-Mar-2013 08:14
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Good luck using Call Minder or any touch-tone phone service with a rotary phone :(

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  Reply # 776031 7-Mar-2013 08:20
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xpd: Reply from my father...  

"Yes! Have one screwed to garage wall! I don’t know what condition its in .ps worked when it was put in!"

Gave a quick call, he said its a brown sort of colour tho, not a red one and the cabling may need some TLC.  If interested Mr Biddle, Ill pick it up next time Im at his house and send it down to you. I suspect theres probably another one tucked away in the garage somewhere....  I remembered there was a cupboard full of phones when I lived there.



Don't worry too much, I've got a couple of other old phones. It's just a red one I'm after, which Ironically I had a few of in the 90's and then threw them out.

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  Reply # 776033 7-Mar-2013 08:21
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aHHH, dont tell me biddle corp is moving into the retro telco market, you might find worn out old phones harder to get than worn out old telco's :)

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  Reply # 776034 7-Mar-2013 08:23
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Bung: You should regard pulse dialling as no longer supported. Even if you could get through do you think you can whistle appropriately for the option you want?


Pulse to DTMF converters are available and can a number also handle the reverse dialling system used in NZ.

I know somebody who's pride and joy is a red NZPO 746 (the classic rotary dial phone) hooked up to his VoIP ATA.

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  Reply # 776380 7-Mar-2013 18:20
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sbiddle: Don't worry too much, I've got a couple of other old phones. It's just a red one I'm after, which Ironically I had a few of in the 90's and then threw them out.


I'll have a look next time I go to the local flea market. Sometimes they have old funky phones. I remember those pert phones. So '80s.




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  Reply # 776382 7-Mar-2013 18:22
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^^^

LOL, if you do a google image search for pert phone the very first image that comes up is one of them red ones that sbiddle covets.




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  Reply # 776430 7-Mar-2013 19:45
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DarthKermit: ^^^

LOL, if you do a google image search for pert phone the very first image that comes up is one of them red ones that sbiddle covets.


That's the ugly Orange colour. Nowhere near as as cool as the red!

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  Reply # 821850 19-May-2013 10:08
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Were you still after one of those red pert phones, sbiddle? I'll have a look at the market today when I go if you want me to.




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DarthKermit: Were you still after one of those red pert phones, sbiddle? I'll have a look at the market today when I go if you want me to.


I'm always keen if you see one. Would happily pay $20 or $30 for one, I'm just not interested in paying the inflated prices many people are charging.

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  Reply # 821858 19-May-2013 10:34
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DarthKermit: Were you still after one of those red pert phones, sbiddle? I'll have a look at the market today when I go if you want me to.


I'm always keen if you see one. Would happily pay $20 or $30 for one, I'm just not interested in paying the inflated prices many people are charging.


Ok, will have a hunt for you.

You know what I'd really love to have? The old batphone on Bruce Wayne's desk in the 1960's Batman show. Probably impossible to find I expect.




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