"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by ncali, June 11, 2019, 05:30:37 PM
Quote from: Ktownphoneco on June 11, 2019, 07:13:12 PMIf whoever installed your fiber optic cable brings it to a modem first, then to a router, or uses a combination modem & router, you may find that the modem is equipped with a pulse to tone converter. I'm in Canada, and Bell Canada just installed a fiber optic system in my house this past Friday. The fiber optic cable comes into the house and connects to a combination modem & Wi-Fi router, which has an on-board pulse to tone converter. The telephone jack on the modem (RJ-11 jack) then goes to the "old" copper demarcation point, which is disconnected from the old copper line coming into the house. Once the modem is connected to the demarcation terminal, all the wall jacks in the house are active. My entire system, TV, internet and telephone are all now on fiber optic service, and all my antique pulse dial antiques ring and can dial out using pulse dials. I was on a Voip system for all 3 services, and the cable companies modem had a pulse to tone converter as well. I switched because the cable company's prices were getting ridiculous. There is still equipment in service other than antique telephones that use pulse dialing, so it's always a wise idea to ask the service provider if they can provide a modem equipped with a pulse to tone converter. It doesn't take up much space on the modem's circuit board, and costs very little to incorporate into the device when it's manufactured. I'm not guaranteeing your service provider has them, but it's worth asking about.Jeff Lamb
Quote from: Ktownphoneco on June 11, 2019, 07:13:12 PMThe telephone jack on the modem (RJ-11 jack) then goes to the "old" copper demarcation point, which is disconnected from the old copper line coming into the house.