"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by porkercon, June 11, 2015, 09:02:48 AM
Quote from: xhausted110 on June 11, 2015, 04:26:57 PMActually, stromberg DCOs (digital central office) are still pretty common, my grandma is served by one.
Quote from: andre_janew on June 12, 2015, 07:12:28 PMI had a party line and a touch tone phone. I was on a 2 party line and I had to get a rotary phone to talk to the other person on the party line. With the touch tone I could talk to anyone who wasn't on my party line. The other person had a rotary phone. Maybe if they had a touch tone phone too I wouldn't have needed a rotary phone.
Quote from: andre_janew on June 13, 2015, 10:03:27 PMYes, I was using a cheap Asian import at the time. I might not have had that problem with a WE 2500. Actually, when the other person on the party line called me, I could hear them but they could not hear me. When the rotary phone was used, we could talk to each other. I know it sounds strange, but I swear that was how it was. That was my experience with touch tone phones and party lines.I have not exactly had a good experience with touch tone phones and party lines even though I did have the touch tone service on my number. I remember because I did willingly pay the extra $1 a month for touch tone service. I was disappointed in the way my touch tone phone worked on the party line. Because of this, I think that rotary phones are best for party lines. The touch tone phones should be reserved for private lines. Whether or not a WE 2500 would've worked better, we will never know.