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buying a payphone for my room

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you would actually dare to descrate a western electric magneto phone?!

BURN IN HELL!!!!!! 

you have to admit it would be cool to have someone be like can i use the phone, and you reply sure and the look on the face would be great confusion

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i would like ot have a payphone in my place BUT have to pay to use it ( but i would have the key for the coin box ) but then if someone came over i could charge them to use my phone.... but i would have to give them back their money if they did pay for the call!!!

could that be done? or would you need to connect to a manager like stroms phone that he was talking about on haxor radio?

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just order a cocot and im sure itll pay itself in a week or so :) a few grand is easy to come by

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and further more, I bet you could add ACTS to asterisk wihout much effort...that would kick ass...

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and further more, I bet you could add ACTS to asterisk wihout much effort...that would kick ass...

can we say red box?

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If you have a regular electromechanical non-COCOT type Western Electric phone, then you could theoretically order a coin line from the telephone company and it would work just like a telco payphone on the street. In fact, once the business office opens, I'm going to try calling Verizon California and see if that's possible :)

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If you call verizon cion division, they can tranfer you like 20 times to places that are verizon run but are the last stop between street and destruction.

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I was about to purchase a payphone on eBay, but after emailing the seller I found out that the payphone came without:

1) Keys

2) Admin software (ExpressNET/Panorama)

The phone is useless if you cannot get inside to maintain it, or program the phone.

If you get a Protel (I was about to...)

ExpressNet costs $199.00

A rate file costs $30.00

If you're going to use it for a home phone, this is absurd. If you are installing your own COCOT, it would pay for itself in a few months...

If anyone has used Expressnet or Panorama, email me.

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or you could be like that guy that the telcos are after that just stole a whoe payfone off the wall :)

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My Grandpa has a old skool Pay phone from the 1930's he also has the phone booth to go with it. I was looking at it and it said it cost $.05 to make a local call and it is not touch tone to top it all off if u push on the back wall of the booth it takes you into the speak easy ( a hidden room containing a bar, slot machines, piano. it is sweet as hell i need to go back to MN and get some pictures of it.

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If you get only a western electric phones used by the telco, then to program it you need to only move a few dip switches inside

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If you get only a western electric phones used by the telco, then to program it you need to only move a few dip switches inside

well, i don't think "program" would be the right term; "set the totalizer" would be more technically correct.

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