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BCM50 pulse dialling

BCM50 pulse dialling

BCM50 pulse dialling

I've got a Nortel BCM50 R6.0 to use with my old rotary pulse dial phones but they can dial all the digits except for 1

I checked this both with rotary dials and keypads with the same result so the dials are in spec.

Firebird Scrambler kindly tested this on his system and could see the issue but as wasn't aware of a solution as he thought pulse dialling wasn't a priority for Nortel.

I can probably number my extensions to get around this but I can't dial external numbers with a 1 in them.

RE: BCM50 pulse dialling

I recall Firebird quizzing us.

I had sent this but not sure I heard back:

Try these for testing purposes..

-Maybe use Monitor and see if it dials 1 when calling out on a trunk.

-In place of dialing "1" try tapping the hook switch once quickly as a test.

-In Sets/CapPref/ATA settings try changing device from modem to phone

And too add, try dialing 1 twice.

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RE: BCM50 pulse dialling

Thanks curlcordy

In monitor dialling 73 10000 shows as 73 and no call but dialling 73 50000 shows as 73 50000 and connects so the 1 must be a problem.

I'm afraid the other suggestions didn't help.

I am using the UK locale but I'm sure that shouldn't make a difference.

RE: BCM50 pulse dialling

Maybe the 1 is interpreted as a hook flash. The "onhook duration" interpreted as hook flash used to be shorter in Europe but longer in the US. So, in theory, changing to the NA region could make a difference.

You could experiment trying very short hook flashes on your rotary phone instead of dialing 1 just to see if the system would detect them as the digit 1. Also, how is the analog phone connected to the BCM? Long time ago I tested pulse dialing on BCM50 with an analog phone connected via ATA2 and - as far as I remember - there were no issues with the digit 1. Maybe the rotary phone would work with ATA2...

RE: BCM50 pulse dialling

Just a thought in that perhaps another feature is using digit "1" such as Call Park etc?. It should be possible to change the Park Prefix digit number to an unused one.

Firebird Scrambler

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RE: BCM50 pulse dialling

Thanks for all your suggestions.

I should mention that I am using the 4 analogue ports on the BCM but I also tried an ATA2 as well as changing the park prefix and hook flashing.

In all cases monitor shows all the digits except for 1.

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