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Fri, Jul 3, 2020 2:00 PM

Rotary Phone - Can I still hook it up?

When I moved into my current home about 7 years ago I found an old rotary phone in the basement. When I had my Internet, phone, and cable set up by Xfinity, the tech tried to hook the phone up so that it could still be used as a house phone.

 

Of course, he didn't spend all day working on it, but he couldn't get it to work.

I am fine if I have to order parts or something like that, but I want to know what parts I would need (if any) and what I would have to do to get it to work

 

*I am well aware of the limitations of dial phones, this is merely to be able to make calls to freinds and relatives on a real retro phone*

 

This is my model: 

Western Electric Bell System 354 Wall Mount Rotary Telephone 6A Dial F1Western Electric vintage rotery black wall mount phone image 0

 

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CCAndrew

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10 m ago


Comcast doesn’t support pulse dialing (what rotary phones use) but tone dialing.
Some of had success with this in the past. Good luck
https://www.dialgizmo.com/
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10 m ago

Thanks, that really helps!

 

 

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