"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by mariepr, March 03, 2017, 11:16:18 PM
QuoteUnless I'm willing to give up internet there is no way I'm going to be able to keep telephone service that worked just like it did before.Quote
Quote from: unbeldi on April 23, 2017, 09:27:04 AMI am sure some people felt sad when they had to give up cranking the magneto generator, and talk to the operator when making a phone call, but that too was perceived by the vast majority of users as progress.
Quote from: unbeldi on April 23, 2017, 09:27:04 AMThat is the essence of the fiber transition, to retire the old copper plant. It is not only inefficient to maintain two or three separate networks, but the public wants converged services that are better and enhance a modern lifestyle. The use of land lines has been plummeting for years, the customers don't want them, and neither do the providers.You probably won't even notice the difference between FiOS Voice and the old POTS, with the exception that only the well tuned rotary dials continue to operate, as the margin for dial speed appears to be just a bit narrower on the slow side than previously. In addition, you get caller*id on your television, you can watch TV on the tablet computer and smart phone, use your smart phone as a remote control, manage your voice messages online.I am sure some people felt sad when they had to give up cranking the magneto generator, and talk to the operator when making a phone call, but that too was perceived by the vast majority of users as progress.
Quote from: mariepr on April 23, 2017, 09:49:53 PMBut isn't that precisely what we do in this hobby? Collect obsolete telephone equipment?
QuoteAnd some of us actually try to use it and make modifications the engineers never imagined? What's so wrong about wanting Verizon to keep their stated promise to deliver, "existing voice service, only provided over fiber instead of copper...
QuoteAny devices that rely on your current voice service...will continue to work in the same way as they did over copper"? And not get baited and switched to a digital service where none of the above will work?
Quote(Now if I can figure out how to get Rotatone to work in my A1 with the 2GB dial all will be well with my world...but my rotary Princess is a lost cause unless the bell is removed to make room for the module.)
Quote from: mariepr on July 27, 2017, 07:34:53 PMMatching wire gauge is critical. Use something finer than what the board was designed for and the insulation isn't pierced. The Verizon tech brings one of those plastic spade/modular boxes. In general the old phone wiring goes on the spades, modular plug into the ONT. The wire in that modular cord however is too thin to get punched into the data board as the telephone distribution part was designed for Cat3 wire or better. Thus he had to recycle my cat3 piece that was attached to one of those spade terminal -to modular plugs. (I have often found that some of the cheap modular/modular cords not only have just two wires, but also that the wires are of the tinsel type.)
Quote from: mariepr on July 27, 2017, 12:51:04 AMMe. With a 110 punch.When one is used to working in 1930 adjustment to an eighty year leap in technology takes some time and practice.Aren't you glad that you asked?