I purchased two of these, one for our Western Electric 202 and the other for our Western Electric 500. We have AT&T fiber optic service to the house. Prior to that, we had Spectrum and both phones functioned fully--rang, received calls, and dialed out. With the AT&T fiber optic, they still rang and received calls but no dial-out. These Dialgizmos fixed that issue. Thank you!
This is a must if you have digital telephone service. Now you can still use your rotary phone. This will convert the pulse dialing from your cool old rotary phone to DTMF tones compatible with modern VOIP equipment.
This Unit is the Best on the Market. It works with almost all providers. Others do not
The cheaper units you see do not work with all polarities. Homes many times have reverse polarities. This unit works with all polarities
Now you can still use your wonderful rotary dial telephone. Just plug it in and your rotary telephone works like it did before. Dialing on a quality rotary phone is great. The tactile heaviness of the dial, the finger stop. The smooth whirr of the gears, all provide you with the opportunity to slow down and think how things were earlier when life was somewhat better.
Its nice to forget about all those modern things for a while.
There is nothing like an old phone when ringing fills the room as it would half a century ago. Works with low voltage VOIP like Magic jack and AT &T U-verse, Comcast and others
There are several kinds out there. This one is the best and its hassle free.
A must have if you have a vintage phone that you like to use. I purchased my phone from this shop as well and I’m happy with not only my purchase but the customer service.
I have purchased a few of these in the past and they work great. Simple to use and never have a problem.
Simple to "install" and works amazingly. I paired it with a WiFi-enabled Ooma and it's perfect!
Great stuff, use with your old rotary dial phone - just plug it in and you can dial out on any modern landline with your rotary dial phone. WORKS GREAT!!!!
Fast shipping and product works exactly as described. So fun to be able to use my old rotary phone again!
Exactly what I needed! My rotary phone can now dial out!
Works great. Just what I needed
Takes no time at all to install and your phone is good to go!
This product was easy to install and works great. 5+++++ stars.
Working with an Ooma Telo. I tested it while plugged directly to a rotary phone and it worked exactly as described. I thought I might have to pause the dial at the finger stop for a moment, but I can dial as quickly as I want and the tones keep up with my fast-fingered dialing pace. Then, I connected it between my Ooma Telo and the house wiring and it didn't work. Oh well I thought I guess it just isn't designed to work that way. Then I thought about it and realized there is nothing different about having it connected there vs. directly to a phone, and surmised I must have plugged it in backwards. Sure enough I did. Of course the "line" is the Ooma Telo. As Forrest Gump said I am not a smart man. The other DTMF landline phones are unaffected by its use and work as they always have. I have not yet figured out how to store speed dial numbers but... Forrest Gump.
Arrived quickly during the Christmas rush. Easy to plug in. Husband was happy to be able to have his old phone work again. The real fun began when I offered up money to the first teenager in the house that could figure out how to call me from it. #1 rule: cell phones down, no Google allowed! Quite entertaining.
I have the Dialgizmo connected between my OOMA Telo and the house wiring, so I can plug a dial phone in anywhere and have it work. I have a protection module attached between the Dialgizmo and the house wiring to block any surges from near-miss lightning. So far, I have dialled with an Ericofon, a WE 565, a WE 702 Princess and a WE dial lineman's handset with no problems whatsoever. I am very happy with my Dialgizmo. The only weirdness seems to be that on remote party hangup, the OOMA box does something to the line which causes the Dialgizmo to emit a single tone. Haven't investigated this, but it doesn't cause any problems.
Got one of these and it works fine with my OOMA box. I have it plugged into the box between the box and my house wiring, with a protector on the house wiring side to handle induced spikes from lightning. It works great with all my dial phones. Well worth the cost.
I was able to use this to dial with my old Western Electric 500 from the 1950s and my old Princess probably from the 1960s. No problem to install--just plug the cable from the phone into the device, and plug the device into the jack. The unit is very small and doesn't get in the way at all. No batteries or power cord required. Just make sure that you have an AT&T jack that is actually set up for a phone! These days everyone uses a cell phone so the household phone jacks might not be connected, as I found out. when using the device to dial, timing is important. What I mean is that when you dial a digit, you need to wait a second--the Dialgizmo converts the dial tones to a beep, like a touch tone. So you have to wait a moment for the beep, but if you are too slow, the phone gives you the message "Your call cannot be completed as dialed." No sleeping while dialing! Your old phone may not ring as loudly as you recall. This has nothing to do with the device; it is because the new VOIP and digital phone systems are lower voltage than the old phone lines. My only complaint is that this unit seems a bit high priced for what it is. It might not be that sturdy over time. But, it does come all the way from Australia. It is the only one I know for sure works with AT&T U verse.
Unlike others I looked at, there was no ambiguity as to it being able to work and no worries trying to figure out how to configure or set it up. Worked out of the box as advertised. Truely plug and play. I used it on an old 1960's payphone Connected to Comcast's VoIP service.
Ordering was easy and it arrived so fast. I plugged my VoIP Router into one phone plug in my house and plugged the converter with my rotary phone into another phone plug and it worked perfectly! I’m so glad to have my phone working again.
Got the product within a few business days and attached it fix my calling out problem instantly!
I used my rotary on a direct land mine for years and moved overseas and it was in storage. Upon return, I’m now on VoIP and had now idea how to get my phone to work until I found this via an internet search. I took a gamble and ordered it and two days later it was at my house and working as soon as I plugged it in. So happy!
I am using mine with Xfinity voice VOIP. Works great.
Got the converter in two days. It installed in minutes and did the trick! I'm dialing out!
Very easy to install and use. Our 1950’s Western Electric works perfectly. VOIC provided by Comcast.
Works as advertised. Foolproof installation in less than a minute. Now I can use my great grandfathers true antique phone in my office.
So awesome to be able to dial out on my rotary phone now.
It should be noted that I only have one rotary phone, so this is the first converter I've had to buy. However, installation was a breeze, and works as advertised with my Verizon FIOS phone service. Now I can use my Western Electric 302 to place calls! Having grown up with rotary phones, it's definitely an odd feeling to make a call with a rotary phone again. The audio quality with this particular phone is very good, and much better in fact than when using a smartphone, even when the person on the other end is using a cell phone. Something perversely satisfying about using an 82-year old phone. Getting my 14-year old son to successfully place a call with it was a hoot!
I've now bought three Dial Gizmos and am so thankful for their existence. You can now enjoy all your rotary dial phones over VoiP circuits, which you otherwise would not be able to do. Plus, they have added features other similar devices do not. So easy to install and use as well. An EXCELLENT product!
I received an old rotary phone that belonged to my Grandmother and wanted to make it our main house phone. Set-up to 2 seconds and it works like a charm!
It works, it works, it works.... IT WORKS! The AE-50 jukebox now WORKS!
It works for AT&T Uverse.
I recently installed this converter on my Western-Electric 233G Pay Phone with Verizon Fios ( not the Fios VOIP) , and it worked perfectly. It’s small enough to be installed inside the pay phone right above coin box housing. I’m thrilled, got the use of my phone back ! Thank you
I'm using this on a NZPO Type 100 phone and it works perfectly. The phone is plugged directly into the phone port on our ONT (fibre box). This unit is actually a DialGizmo (made in Australia, although I was unable to source one directly from them). Much easier than the Rotatone unit, which I would have had to install inside the phone. Has switchable options to match various dialling sequences, including one which works here in New Zealand.
Plugged it in and it worked like a charm. Fantastic product.
Tried a converter from Amazon that did not work. Fortunately, I found this website and their converter works like a charm on my digital phone line. So happy!
I was amazed how quickly I received the converter. Its works perfectly and I would definitely recommend the "Old PhoneShop" to anyone looking for assistance in this area.
I have Comcast voice service. I plugged this into the Comcast modem and was able to make calls with my rotary phone. The * and # dialing works as advertised, I have yet to try the other features.
Received this unit and wired in series as instructed. Worked great the first time flawlessly. Now my 50's 3 coin pay phone dials out! Thanks,
I was not sure if it would work. But, it works like a charm.
This converter could not be easier to install, just plug it in. Love being able to use my rotary phone again.
I just bought two of the Dialgizmo rotary dial converters and am thrilled with their performance. In addition to converting pulses to tones, they have other convenient features: last number redial, speed dial, and # and * capability. I have used another product which had an internal battery which ultimately failed after some months of use. This product has no battery so it's literally "plug and play." So glad to find this product.
Exactly one week after I installed my restored rotary wall phone, my local telco did away with pulse dialing. This converter works as advertized and calls can again be made with a rotary telephone. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was that when dialing, you have to wait until you hear the tone (which I would rather not hear) before you dial your next number. To me this does take away some of the nostalgia of a rotary dial.
Overall, I am pleased with Dialgizmo. It is easier to install and use than a Rototone device which installs inside the telephone's case. Dialgizmo certainly works on VoIP telephone service (like AT&T U-verse) as advertised, whereas Rototone cannot be used with VoIP service. Some Dialgizmo owners mention that Dialgizmo can be installed at the VoIP modem to serve all the extension phones connected to the modem. I got my Dialgizmo to work that way, but once a day at least, it caused my phone line to give off a 'busy' or 'engaged' signal. I was able to correct this by unplugging the Dialgizmo from the modem output port and immediately plugging it back in. That got a little tiresome, so I am just using it on one telephone instrument. Dialgizmo was not advertised for use on more than one telephone at a time, so it does actually function properly as advertised. Overall, I am pleased with the Dialgizmo. I would recommend it to others wanting to use a dial telephone on a VoIP system--with one caveat--use it on one phone at a time.