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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Ivory Continental - Is it Real?
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2012, 09:47:46 AM »
My current service with Cavalier uses their equipment co-located at the AT&T CO.  The previous service with Cleartel/Birch was ATA&T service resold for a lower price.

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Ivory Continental - Is it Real?
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2012, 12:58:23 PM »
I have had Comcast digital for the last five years. No issues. All my rotary phones ring and break dial tone outside my Panasonic 616. I use the P616 mostly for internal calling in my phone room and on my test bench. I do miss the Music on Talk that Verizon gave me at no extra charge. ...Doug
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Re: Ivory Continental - Is it Real?
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2012, 01:03:48 PM »
Let me rephrase: Is there any reason other than cost (and apparent degraded service Doug experienced) for not wanting a "real" telephone line to go with your real telephones?
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Ivory Continental - Is it Real?
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »
I do have a "real" telephone line.  It just doesn't connect to AT&T equipment at the CO.

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Re: Ivory Continental - Is it Real?
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2012, 03:35:03 PM »
The phone arrived less than an hour ago.  The paint does look good.  I cannot tell if it is a factory job or not.  Perhaps I can compare side-by-side with Dennis's ivory Continental some time.  The dial is a 5H dated 5-51.  The number plate is plastic stuck to a steel base.  The finger wheel is for a #6 dial which was cut out a bit and forced onto the dial.  The handset cord is in good condition.  I am not sure if I got a good deal or not on this.

Larry