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Intercom using existing phones?

Posted by superk (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 10, 07 at 15:08

We just had a low voltage contractor go through our house and recommend an intercom system which uses our existing phones as intercoms. We've never heard of such a system. Does anyone out there have any experience with or knowledge of such a system? Thanks.

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RE: Intercom using existing phones?

It is possible to use a regular phone as an intercom, but possibly only after modification (in order to signbal the other stations' ringers).

Many years ago, I had a neighbor modify a pair of Western Electric 302s that I bought from Lafayette Radio. He modified each phone so that the other phone's bell would ring when one dialed "0" on a phone. I also needed a 67 (or so) volt battery connected between the phones to power the bells.

RE: Intercom using existing phones?

I just bought Philips 1.9Ghz cordless phones. 3 handsets worth. They have the intercom feature. Amazon, get three with answering machine base for under hundred bucks.

Push conference & then 1,2,or 3 and it rings just that phone. Think GE's 1.9ghz does it too so maybe its a feature of the newer DECT 1.9ghz phones.

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