Rotary Dial Supported on VG248 or ATA-186?

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Jan 31st, 2007

We have a user who has an old rotary telephone on a testbed in a lab he wants supported.

Does anyone know whether a rotary telephone(pulse dialing) is supported by a VG248 or an ATA-186?

I have this problem too.
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rob.huffman Mon, 02/05/2007 - 06:49

Hi Charles,

I thought this was an interesting question so I dug up an "old" Rotary dial phone and hooked it up to one of our VG248's. Incoming calls work fine but you can't make an Outgoing call :( The Rotary dial phone will not break dialtone (which is probably expected).

Hope this helps!


PS. We don't use ATA's but I'm guessing the results would be similar.

budfox128 Wed, 02/07/2007 - 15:35

I don't have a rotary phone to test but have you tried changing the dial-type to pulse under the voice-port command area?

cmcdougall Thu, 02/08/2007 - 07:57

On what device are you seeing the dial-type? I don't see it on the VG248 or in Call Manager. I think that this is for other equipment that we do not have(Cisco MC3810 and Cisco 3600 series routers, etc.).

budfox128 Thu, 02/08/2007 - 10:03

You are correct. I looked up the command on the FXS port on a MC3810 and 3660. Sorry this isn't the same as the VG248.


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