TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Corton Pay Phone???

Corton Pay Phone???

Michael Muderick (
Fri, 27 May 2005 20:39:09 -0400

I have come across 1/2 dozen Corton Communications payphones, WP 1000,
hearing aid compatible, brand new-boxed with keys. I can't find
anything about the company -- they were in Yonkers NY. If anyone has
any info on them (they don't come packed with any data sheets),
please contact me at Inside there is an RJ-11
jack and connections for L1,L2 andG. I assume that's for some sort of
power connection -- there is an LCD display on the front. The board
that these connections are on doesn't look like it's for 110VAC- But I
have no clue as to what voltage, AC or DC it would require. I'll
appreciate any info on them. And, I'd be happy to sell them as well.


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: If these are what I am thinking, they
are 'smart' COCOTS. 'Smart' in the sense they can be set for whatever
money value is desired to be collected (25 cents for three minutes on
a 'local call' and four quarters or one dollar for three minutes on a
'long distance domestic' call.) The LED shows what the person dialed,
the amount of money due on the call (as you choose to program it) and
when no call is in progress it displays the time and some ribbon
message promoting the service. The phone does not ring on incoming
calls, but only chirps a couple times then answers itself with a
recorded message on a chip saying 'Operator! This is a pay phone with
no collect/third party charges allowed!' Then it disconnects itself
unless you, the proprietor punch in a security code which allows you
to program the rate remotely. I am not certain _and will not
guarentee_ that they run on a 12 volt battery eliminator with a good
size amperage, around a thousand MA. PAT]

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