Google, Wikipedia directly on ASCII terminal?

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue Jan 16 15:25:15 CST 2018

On Tue, 16 Jan 2018, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I doubt that will work quite like you are thinking.  There is more to an 
> analog phone line than the audio that comes over it.  Namely the loop current 
> and voltage are also additional bits of signaling.
> I don't think there is such a thing as a cross over phone line.

A "Phone Line Simulator" is a small box that permits interconnecting two 
POTs.  The one that I had/have(if I find it), also can create a ring 

If you can find a Type L handset, it will fit acoustic couplers, but is a 
crude attempt to LOOK like an "antique" pre-type G handset.

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