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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A Virgin Media engineer told her that a neighbour's analogue phone must be on the same channel and frequency as the mum-oftwo's Binatone base unit.
A Virgin Media spokeswoman said: "If two analogue phones are set to the same frequency or channel, it is possible the handset of one phone can use another base unit.
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.
And, come the turn of the century, "old fashioned" analogue phones could well become collectors' items.
Analogue phones, good as they are at transmitting speech, are simply not up to the sophisticated technology required to transmit electronic data reliably and at high speed.
BT's updated version of the Quartet 2015 is an analogue phone with analogue answering machine in the base.
Tiny analogue phone with integral digital answering machine in trendy matt metallic finish.
Mediatrix's product portfolio includes IP Access Devices that convert analogue phones and fax machines into IP Phones and IP Fax, Gateways for communications between IP networks and Central Offices Network Management modules.