The rejuvenation process

I am an antique retro telephone dealer. I deal with collectible phones from the 1900s onwards.

It is now 2021 landlines are being phased out.

These old dial phones were never designed to operate on fiber or Wi-Fi

But I modify the telephones to work and also supply an adaptor to allow them to work with fibre and Wi-Fi

Why does this cost so much?

There is a rejuvenation process that these phones go through.

Most dial phones have had a hard life and will be covered in 50 years of grime many will have paint spots, marks, and scratches dials will often need replacing cracks are common handpieces can be unhygienic.

Most dial phones have curly handset cords, these get really dirty and are very hard to clean this is time-consuming.

As a dealer, I can not sell phones that are dirty and unhygienic.

Often the phone leads have been cut off and will need to be replaced.

The master socket

Dial phones of this era and even the retrofitted push-button phones are designed to require 3 wires to operate, modern modems have only two wires,

Master sockets were required in houses, the master socket contained the capacitor required to make the phone ring, modern sockets and modems do not contain this capacitor for this reason most dial phones will not ring for incoming calls.

The solution

The telephones have to be internally modified and the capacitor required for ringing needs to be installed inside the telephone.

Can I dial out?

Yes, but you will need a Tone Dial converter from Antique Phones NZ

Analog phones use a rotary dial, most New Zealand models are very similar on their own, these telephones would not work with modern telephone systems.

The ‘pulse dial’ that it produces is not compatible with modern telephone equipment and ATA adaptors alike.

Tone Dial

We now have available our very own Tone Dial adaptor selling at $129.00 or just $99.00 with a dial phone

DTMF Dialling

DTMF is an in-band signaling method using eight different frequencies transmitted in pairs.

These tones are the beeps we hear when dialing.

Tone dial from Antique Phones NZ a pulse-tone converter is an adaptor box which plugs into your socket then into the rotary dial phone this then converts the ‘ticks’ produced by the rotary dial to the ‘beeps’ produced by most keypad phones.

It’s a simple device that listens for the pulse clicks and converts them to DTMF tones.

Retro and Antique Rotary Phone Sale

Yes sale we now have available our very own Tone Dial adaptor selling at $129.00 or just $99.00 with a dial phone

This means

The old rotary phones from a bygone era can be brought back to life. I currently have for sale just 20 dial phones from the 60s and 70s all in really good condition and fully serviced

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