Did the dial tone for rotary phone sound different than the dial tone for touch tone?
- Uncle PennybagsLv 710 months ago
The dial tones were exactly the same. No matter which version you used, you picked up the receiver and heard the same friendly dial tone.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Yes. Rotary phones made a popping noise. when they were dialing the number
- 10 months ago
The sound of the ring that the caller hears could vary between exchanges. Some of the old equipment could sound like an electromechanical burp to indicate the one(s) called experienced the ring signal even if the ringer was turned off or was not functional.
- jamesLv 710 months ago
The old ones yes. As the mike & receiver were not the same quality as today. Much larger also. Even with the same dial tone. The phone when you dialed worked on contact points inside. So you had a click click click as the points made & broke contact. Of the rotary dial.
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- AlCaponeLv 710 months ago
The dial tone is no difference but, to dial, a touch tone phone generates different tones for each button while a dial phone produces a series of electrical pulses, the number of pulses related to the number dialed.
- spacemissingLv 710 months ago
Dial tones are generated at a telephone exchange office.
While there can be a slight variation in the exact sound
depending on the exchange where it originates,
the quality of the wiring for each line, and the speaker in each individual phone,
it will sound essentially the same on all phones connected to a particular exchange.
I recently repaired a handset cord on a rotary dial phone.
When I finished, I used that phone to call its owner to tell him it was ready.
Though it had been something like forty years since I last used a rotary dial,
my finger went exactly where it needed to go.
It was sort of fun.
- Robert JLv 710 months ago
The dial tone is generated by the telephone exchange equipment. That does not "know" what type of phone is on any particular analog phone line.
- 10 months ago
The dial tone seemed about one note lower on the rotary phone than it did on the touch tone. That's my recollection, anyway.
- BennyLv 610 months ago
No, they were the same.
- MurzyLv 710 months ago
same tone .