TELEPHONE SR 8020


 THIS SUMMER, customers in London will be tempted to install a new Telecom telephone called Versatel.

Manufactured by Krone of West Germany, Versatel is intended to take up and enlarge the market slot occupied by the one piece Eiger, which will be discontinued. Although Versatel started life as a one piece instrument - with line seizure and release controlled by a user operated locking switch - Telecom's requirements for gravity reaction seizure and release has transformed the telephone into a two-piece model. Now all electronic components are housed in a moulding similar in appearance to the handset of the familiar Contempra. The plastic base serves only to operate the switch hooks and as a resting place for the telephone when not in use. Versatel comes in red, green and mushroom colours - all with black bases - and has the following features:-
  • integral volume controllable tone caller.
  • keypad dialling with 'last number redial'.
  • new high-impedance plug connected.
  • earth-loop recall

Versatel will be suitable for use on direct exchange lines, new plan installations and most PBX's. It will not, however, be suitable for use on shared service, old-style plan numbers, C-wire signalling PMBX's or MF signalling PABX extensions.

Taken from BT Management News - April 1983

Phone on hook - it has to be rested on the special stand
(a wall mounted stand could also be purchased)

More information on Telephones Special Range

Special Range Telephone Suffix's
A = NO RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
B = NO RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
C = RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
D = RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
G = MF DIALLING

 

 
 
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