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Setting up some old WE and AE phones and maybe a 1A2 system on the C*NET collectors network. The method of routing calls is for your Asterisk tandem to hand the call off to another switch over an analog trunk and send a DID (after all, many members on the C*NET network have a Step by Step switch on the other end).

Everything I have laying around the house won't handle analog DID's. I've got a ShoreTel system that I know won't handle analog DID's or pulse dialing, and I have rotary phones. I've got a Panasonic KX-TD50 that I'm pretty sure will play nice with rotary, but not analog DID's, and a Mitel 3300 that I am also pretty sure won't accept DID's form an analog trunk.

So, time to find an old, used, otherwise forgotten key system or PBX that will play nice with analog DID's. Does anyone know of a system I might be able to find used that for sure supports DID's on an analog trunk?

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Nortel Option 11s are cheap and will most anything you want.


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Man, I had an old option 11 (and I mean really old, but who cares) in the basement until I moved a couple of years ago.

Not a bad suggestion. I was looking for something a little smaller since I'm in an apartment, but that might do the trick.

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Merlin Legend or Magix

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Cheap and easy. I think that's the winner.

I actually discovered that my Mitel can in fact do analog DID...but it does;t look like analog extensions can be pulse dial.

Should be able to pick up a used legend for not much at all. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Andyreed
Should be able to pick up a used legend for not much at all. Thanks!

Check ebay .... Legend stuff is dirt cheap now. I threw out a ton of it since i couldn't get any money for it.

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NEC 2000 or EPRO/IPK key systems.

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Legend R7 or any Magix - since you want to be able to use rotary phones

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Nortel MICS is inexpensive route as well.


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Older Tadiran Coral with do that AND have true carrier ring voltage. Hell they even have a Magneto card..LOL

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