Justin Mason spoke thusly:
>> The only difference between a British phone jack and Irish is that if
>> you wish the British to ring on an Irish PABX, a coupling capacitor has
>> to be used to drive the ringer on an Irish handset. This obviously
>> doesnt apply to Modems.
>Well, I bought a UK modem from Scan earlier this year, and had to snip two
>of the wires to use it; otherwise it inhibited both ringing and dialtone.
>>This wasn't through a PABX, it was directly onto the POTS system ;)
i can second this. the difference for me was that i had a phone cord
with just the middle two wires. many phones in the us are sold with
such cables - i suppose it's a cost saving measure.
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