In order to interface the modem with the telephone, I bought a simple device called a tele-coupler. It is used when only have a phone that doesn’t have a standard jack, or is a digital phone line. It actually straps to a telephone handset and accoustically couples the phone and modem together… wonderfully old-school, but it doesn’t exactly look like an old school handset however.
The solution is to rip the guts out so I can stuff them in a phone. First rule of disassembling stuff, look for hidden screws under labels:
Extracting the speaker and microphone from their little rubber enclosures involved making gentle cuts with an exacto knife:
Anyway, after extracting the guts, I’m just documenting the connections:
- J2 – Battery clip
- J3 – Phone cord
- J4 – Speaker
- J5 – Mic