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How many phones can I connect to the wireless home phone hub?


Bell currently supports up to 8 western electric 500 set phones. ie any more and they won't ring.
How many 500 set phones can I connect to the hub before they won't ring any more. Its a current question.

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Do you know the ring equivalent of the phones?

Have these phones been converted to use the newer pots systems? Also Koodo home phone doesn't support pulse dialing.
Hello Chad,  These phones use pots and some of my phones are pulse.
I guess another way to look at my problem is what is your REN (Ringer Equivalency number) rating for the hub? This will determine how many phones I can connect to the hub.
Thanks
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Chris wrote:

Hello Chad,  These phones use pots and some of my phones are pulse.
I guess another way to l...

Most electronic telephone interfaces (ATA etc) seem to have a REN between 3 and 5. the ZTE unit appears to have no published REN or Vrms information.

Most folks are choosing cordless phones to easily distribute signal throughout their homes, rather than deal with wiring changes.
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Chris wrote:

Hello Chad,  These phones use pots and some of my phones are pulse.
I guess another way to l...

Except our OP enjoys antiques . I have one of these two but someone removed the bell works from it before it got to me. Would love to hear it ring.
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Chris wrote:

Hello Chad,  These phones use pots and some of my phones are pulse.
I guess another way to l...

Then possibly a Ring Booster is what is needed, though it won't address pulse (rotary) dialing issue.
Chris wrote:

Hello Chad,  These phones use pots and some of my phones are pulse.
I guess another way to l...

Thanks for help! I'll have to try it out and see how many phones will ring. A ring booster may be needed as I have a few antique phones. They are great when a telemarketer doesn't understand the word no. ie they make a loud noise when you slam the handset down. 🙂

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