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Topic # 43538 20-Oct-2009 10:06
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Both TelstraClear  and Telecom used to have faxback test numbers but both of these now seemed to have gone.  Anyone know if there are any others??

Telecom Killed off theirs some years ago but TelstraClear must have been in the past month or two..




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  Reply # 265298 20-Oct-2009 12:46
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Whoops . Somehow I posted this in the wrong group. Mod can you pleaze change to Telecom or TelstraClear.




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  Reply # 265384 20-Oct-2009 17:47
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Is the TCL 0508 500 499 one now dead? It's been a few months since I needed to use it.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 265423 20-Oct-2009 19:08
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sbiddle: Is the TCL 0508 500 499 one now dead? It's been a few months since I needed to use it.




Yep.  Appears to be..




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  Reply # 265430 20-Oct-2009 19:42
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Grrrrrrrrrrr, I was about to post this when I saw the post on here, Damn TelstraClear! That was a really handy service....





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  Reply # 265460 20-Oct-2009 21:34
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apparently the telstraclear box used to run on an old win3.11 box before it died,
Its disappointing it doesnt work now, used to use it all the time for work


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  Reply # 265479 20-Oct-2009 22:41
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skewt: apparently the telstraclear box used to run on an old win3.11 box before it died,
Its disappointing it doesnt work now, used to use it all the time for work



IIRC the Telecom equipment was based on ISA cards in 386s, Telstraclear had later hardware.

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  Reply # 265493 21-Oct-2009 00:06
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I did not use it often but did on the odd occasion, pity it's a goner.

Maybe the day of the fax is truly over.

Does anyone know what actual ISA cards were used? I'm sure I have an old Brooktrout ISA one somewhere.

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  Reply # 265495 21-Oct-2009 00:11
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I too used to like the telecom fax test service.
And i think the hardware could have been put into a kiwi telecom museum somewhere. Its probably in a landfill somewhere.

My stepfather once told me of the day they replaced the Wairoa telephone exchange - the old exchange equipment was taken out of the building, loaded on to trucks and delivered to the local landfill. Reckons it was a sad day for him. His mother was also confused, and afraid to use the fangled new touch tone phone that they just got because the new exchange now supported it.




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  Reply # 265539 21-Oct-2009 08:46
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raytaylor:
My stepfather once told me of the day they replaced the Wairoa telephone exchange - the old exchange
equipment was taken out of the building, loaded on to trucks and delivered to the local landfill.


The price of scrap copper must have been unusually low that week :)

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  Reply # 265591 21-Oct-2009 10:55
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I think it wasn't worth pulling all the parts out for the then low value of scrap metal

I have a few crossbar switches and bits of the marker frames from one that was decommissioned in 02, I really don't know what to do with them, they take up room and got damaged in the recent deluges that took out the shed.

Generally a museum somewhere will keep a working example so not much point others hanging on to this stuff.

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  Reply # 265618 21-Oct-2009 12:02
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it was in the 80's i think. I dont know much about copper prices back then. Was probably before I was born.




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  Reply # 265630 21-Oct-2009 12:48
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paradoxsm: I think it wasn't worth pulling all the parts out for the then low value of scrap metal

I have a few crossbar switches and bits of the marker frames from one that was decommissioned in 02, I really don't know what to do with them, they take up room and got damaged in the recent deluges that took out the shed.

Generally a museum somewhere will keep a working example so not much point others hanging on to this stuff.

http://ptsociety.no-ip.org/?pageid=815
http://ptsociety.no-ip.org/?pageid=820
http://ptsociety.no-ip.org/?pageid=822
http://tatatm.tripod.com/museum/id24.html

http://tatatm.tripod.com/museum/id23.html


 

Also  http://xy3.com/phone/vintage/index.shtml




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  Reply # 265710 21-Oct-2009 15:47
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back in the 80's it would not have been cost effective to pay somebody to rip all the copper out telecom would have lost money doing so




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  Reply # 265716 21-Oct-2009 16:03
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The builder across the road just woke up to the fact that scrap dealers would pick up old roofing iron ex site and pay him. Previously he was taking it to the tip and paying to dump it. I'm sure that several tonnes of copper would have been attractive at any time. Telecom would not have had to separate it.

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