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How many of you actually use your antique phones?

Started by BDM, September 21, 2008, 04:19:03 PM

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So, how many are actually using their phones?

I have no modern phones
several at any given moment
Maybe one hooked up, when I'm in the mood
Hardly ever. Besides, they scare the kids
Heck no! Are you kidding? Display only!!


Ooma VOIP line with my old copper number hooked into...
Panasonic KX-TAW848 with 8 hybrid and 8 analog extensions...
2 Panasonic digital extensions (KX-T7736), and 5 analog extensions currently active. The remaining extensions are pluggable into an RJ patch panel which can connect them to outlets throughout the house as needed.

The wife likes the 302 audio.


Quote from: Robert Gift on January 09, 2023, 10:10:08 AMDid you make that electroluminescent disk?
How is it powered?
Would love that for our dark windowless WC.
Thank you.

It is the standard Automatic electric Electroluminescent disk powered by a home made power supply (just resistors and fuses)
Phat Phantom's phreaking phone phettish


Since sorting out getting a handset working with line-in/out on my computer, I'll "plug in" my WECo 302 and call friends over stuff like Steam on occasion. I'm currently in the midst of a move but this'll be the first new place I move into since really picking up steam on phone stuff, I'm already speccing out a little intercom system, I want to see if I can get a network rigged up through my computer so that in the future I can, say, take a call at my desk phone, but then go transfer around as I'm walking about the house. Difficulty is I'm actually not much of a phone call person, I don't even own a personal cell and I keep the work one in a desk when it's not work time, so it's not like such an intercom will suddenly have me calling everyone and their grandma...but figuring it out is the fun part.