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Offline dsk

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2016, 03:32:35 AM »
Interesting, I looked it up and found this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opis-60s-mobile-the-unique-portable-retro-rotary-dial-telephone-phone-in-red-/322300703695

?hash=item4b0a9e73cf:g:9f4AAOSwHsRYCPrV

or http://tinyurl.com/ztofbo2

Looking at the pictures I believe I recognize a brittle kind of plastic, and some cords not as soft flexible and long lasting as the real ones had.

On the other hand it may be one of the closest to POTS you may get just now.

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« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 09:09:51 AM by TelePlay »

I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2016, 12:49:18 PM »
Interesting, I looked it up and found this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opis-60s-mobile-the-unique-portable-retro-rotary-dial-telephone-phone-in-red-/322300703695

?hash=item4b0a9e73cf:g:9f4AAOSwHsRYCPrV

or http://tinyurl.com/ztofbo2

Looking at the pictures I believe I recognize a brittle kind of plastic, and some cords not as soft flexible and long lasting as the real ones had.

On the other hand it may be one of the closest to POTS you may get just now.

dsk

Wow! Very interesting find! I wonder what the quality of one of these is like! Definitely not up to Western Electric standards!
Western Electric - A unit of the Bell System and main supplier of AT&T since 1882! -15 year old phone collector!

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2018, 01:36:38 PM »
I just found this on the website for a Cortelco distributor. Unfortunately Cortelco's website seems to be outdated and therefore is somewhat unreliable for knowing what products are current or not.

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2018, 01:54:10 PM »
“Bring Back the Rotarepo”!

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2018, 02:52:41 PM »
“Bring Back the Rotarepo”!

It's around here somewhere...  ;D

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
These phones are supposed to be reproductions of a WE 500, but yet they have a non-WE dial configuration.  Has anyone else noticed this?

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Re: Pink Chinese 500 Reproduction on Ebay
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2018, 10:11:36 PM »
These phones are supposed to be reproductions of a WE 500, but yet they have a non-WE dial configuration.  Has anyone else noticed this?

That and several other "oops" aspects are what make these little knock-offs so fun.
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