We live in an old 1914 house with two rotary phones that do no longer work after fibre upgrade. Dial tone is present but phoning to outside line no longer works.
Can we get two of these products from Telus since your marketing tells that nothing will change after fiber upgrade.
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A rotary phone works without electricity.
Unfortunately, now that you have been converted to fibre, this assertion is no longer correct.
The old phones were powered from the central office over the old copper landlines. The fibre line to your house is not powered. The power to your phone is now supplied by the fibre box in your home. If the power goes out .. so will your phone.
There are touch tone phones that will work in a blackout, as long as your ONT has an uninterruptible power supply. If you have a cellphone, it, too, will work in a blackout.
@MvM , Rotary phones use Pulse Dialing and the technician should've advised you that you would need a new phone set as pulse is not supported on Fibre and Copper is being discontinued. Pulse is an antiquated technology much like party lines and is being phased out. I am not sure if TELUS technician carries any of those converter and calling support to have one is no guarantee as well. It would've been easier if you have the technician's business card to ask the installer directly.