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Offline HarrySmith

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rotary dial with * and #
« on: October 13, 2010, 02:24:13 PM »
How is this possible??

goo.gl/Dfcb

Rotary * and # ?? And redial ??
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Offline Jim S.

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 02:28:33 PM »
I think it is a rotary tone phone., (your link doesn't work) I would be interested in opening up one of these.

Isn't shipping around $50.00?

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 03:06:15 PM »
I guess it is this one: http://tinyurl.com/27z39ao
The famous one with the 0= rotarepo!  ;D

I do not know how it works, or if it works, but it looks quite like a 500? or??

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Offline KeithB

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 03:07:48 PM »
It's manufactured after 1969, has modular plugs, and is shipping from Hong Kong.

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Offline Jim S.

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2010, 03:13:22 PM »
 I think it is manufatured after 2009.
They lowered the shipping and raised the starting bid.

I suspect the dial activates a "counter", the IC then generates the proper tone.
I guess you would call this a rotary-tone set.

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2010, 03:14:33 PM »
Yes, I see Hong Kong and would not buy one but I was curious as to how they get * in a pulse?
Sorry about the link I tried Google URL shortener instead of TinyURL and I guess it is not quite as good.
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Offline KeithB

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 03:18:53 PM »
Your Goo.gl link works fine, if you prefix it with 'http://' 

Sorta like having to dial '1' before long distance calls. ;)

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2010, 06:21:23 PM »
I would really be interested to see how that works. And I love rotarepo! It sounds like the phone company is going to come take your rotary phone back. No, you can't have it! :D

Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 06:34:47 PM »
The rotary dial most likely converts to tone and sends it out over the line in DTMF
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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 06:47:40 PM »
There are some phone trees where I can dial the option # and it works.  Most of them don't do that though.  I really like the "push or say" option on some. 
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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 06:52:00 PM »
Yes, I see Hong Kong and would not buy one but I was curious as to how they get * in a pulse?
Sorry about the link I tried Google URL shortener instead of TinyURL and I guess it is not quite as good.

dial 011 and 012 I think,

There used to be a standard when voice mail/phone trees  were becoming popular.
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Offline deedubya3800

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Re: rotary dial with * and #
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2010, 07:10:37 PM »
Apparently it dials out using pulse or tone. Here is a page about it: http://gadget.brando.com/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00724