analog phone

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analog phone

The original telephone technology, which converts air vibrations into an analogous electrical frequency. Unless a key telephone system, digital PBX or voice over IP (VoIP) is used, most homes and small offices still use analog phones, and the local loop is mostly analog. Likewise, the first cellular phone systems were analog and are still widely used as a backup system. All new cellular systems that are deployed are digital. See local loop, AMPS, TDMA, CDMA and cellular generations.
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By connecting the VoIP Gate adapter to the terminal, the customer will be able to use any analogue phone to make and receive VoIP calls for operational purposes.
Subscribers using a standard analogue phone will soon be able to use voice commands to dial by name, listen to email, reply to email, send email, send or receive text messages or even post to social networks all by using voice without typing.
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It is claimed to provide an environmentally friendly solution, without the need for a separate device or an analogue phone line.
"In the same way as the old-style vinyl records have given way to CDs so analogue phone services will have to concede the battle with digital."
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