What's the difference between analog and digital?
Analog lines, also referred to
as Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), support standard phones,
fax machines and modems. These are the lines in your home or small
office. Digital lines carry a higher voltage and are usually found
in large, corporate phone systems.
How do you tell if the phone line
is analog or digital? Look at the back of the telephone connected
to it. If you see "complies with part 68, FCC Rules"
and a Ringer Equivalence Number (REN), then the phone and the
line are analog. Also, look at the phone's dialpad. Are there multiple
function keys? An LCD? Do you need to dial "9" for an
outside line? These are indicators that the phone and the line
are digital. Questions? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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