"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by allnumbedup, July 13, 2022, 11:16:45 PM
Quote from: Stormcrash on July 14, 2022, 03:03:19 PMBest I can tell sometime after the mid 1980s GTE wound down Automatic Electric telephone production and began buying GTE branded standard sets from other manufacturers. I've seen GTE branded "slimline" (Trimline clone) phones as well as GTE branded 2500 sets. I've seen them marked/marketed for the lease market but I suspect they were sold at retail as well. Actually if you look on YouTube for a GTE rental commercial you'll see all the phones in it are standard clones of WECo designs.Tone/Pulse switchable was a feature that started showing up around the same time in the mid/late 80s to both simplify production/inventory and to satisfy the need for touch tone navigation of phone tree systems or other automated inward services even from subscribers on pulse lines
Quote from: markosjal on August 02, 2022, 04:17:24 AMThat "made in USA sticker on bottom is typical of ITT made in USA stickers where was it Tennessee or something?