From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Mon 30 Aug 1999 - 12:29:03 IST
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.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.6 : Thu 06 Feb 2003 - 13:04:31 GMT