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The Telecom Digest for March 10, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 61 : "text" Format

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Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? (Bill Horne)
Does FiOS support rotary phones?(Bill Horne)
How does Comcast deliver dial tone?(Bill Horne)

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Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 08:36:59 -0800 (PST) From: Bill Horne <bill.remove-this@and-this-too.horne.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Do you know where there are Teletype machines for sale? Message-ID: <04ff13fe-a4fa-40fc-8fc4-4ae3ba5b0410@f31g2000pri.googlegroups.com> On Dec 14 2009, at 2:32 am, Bill Horne said: > I subscribe to a mailing list for Teletype users, called GREENKEYS. > > One of the readers posted a request for info on whether there are any > Model 15 Teletypes available for purchase, and it got me wondering > if any of the Digest's readers have knowledge in this area. > > Does anyone know of any repository of Teletype machines? I can't help > but wonder if some Baby Bell has a warehouse full of them, and there's > a fair number of users who'd be delighted to get at them. > > Thanks for your time. Well, here we go again: I was doing Spring cleaning yesterday, and I came across a couple of treasures that I had thought were lost. In that spirit, I'm repeating my 2009 request for information: does anyone know of any old Teletype machines that are being stored/sold/given away? It doesn't matter what model: 14, 15, 19, 28, whatever: someone is looking for it. Bill Horne
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 01:34:39 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Does FiOS support rotary phones? Message-ID: <4D7870FF.2080601@horne.net> My sister just got FiOS installed, and she has several dial-pulse (rotary) phones that I'm supposed to hook up. Does FiOS support rotary phones? I'd hate to find out the hard way. Bill -- "I've been up and down this highway, far as my eye can see: No matter how fast I run, I can never seem to get away from me." - Jackson Browne
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 01:43:21 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: How does Comcast deliver dial tone? Message-ID: <4D787309.9050303@horne.net> I was on a phone call with a friend who has phone service from Comcast, and I was reminded several times of why I dropped them: his voice would cut off for two or three seconds at a time, and he said mine would too. Does anyone know why Comcast has so many problems with their phone connections? Bill -- "Hunger in the midnight, hunger at the stroke of noon Hunger in the mansion, hunger in the rented room Hunger on the TV, hunger on the printed page And there's a God-sized hunger underneath the laughing and the rage" - Jackson Browne
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