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British ringer adapter

Make your phone ring like they do in England.
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I like the way the phones ring in English TV shows and movies. You know-- two brief pulses with a long pause, rather than rings and pauses of equal length and frequency. Making an American phone ring in the english pattern would probably only involve interrupting the "on" time. Use some logic and 555 timers to turn a relay on and off during the "on" sections. This device would be a small simple box with a jack in and out and could be used on any standard American POTS phone.

Before: "rrrrrrrrrring.............rrrrrrrrrrring............."

After: "ring....ring..............ring....ring............."

JohnnyE, Apr 14 2004

Custom Phone Ring http://www.qwest.co...lish/CustomRing.pdf
Up to four ring patterns for you to choose from to differentiate users and uses in your home. [jurist, Oct 04 2004]

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       I don't see why not, if you like it better that way.
5th Earth, Apr 14 2004

       Traditionally, phones in the UK rang in 5/4 time as it was considered more noticeable/annoying.
gnomethang, Apr 14 2004

       I know plenty of people with cell phones that ring British style.
DrCurry, Apr 14 2004

       My home phone rings British style.
angel, Apr 14 2004

       Normal U.S. phone ring is 2 seconds on, 4 off. Some mechanical exchanges used to have equal on/off times, but the 2-4 cadence is standard for all digital ones.
supercat, Apr 14 2004

       My home phone rings British style to, but the, I live in England.
steamboatman, Jun 29 2004

       My office phone rings in a British manner. I think it depends on the brand of phone that you use.
evilmathgenius, Jun 29 2004


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