Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 52 / SEPTEMBER 1984 / PAGE 10

Buying The Right Modem

I am thinking of buying a modem. Do I need a rotary-dial phone, or will modems work with a Touch-Tone system?

Steve Milewski

Most modems will work with both the Touch-Tone and the older rotary phones. Some modems, in fact, work on Touch-Tone phones by emulating the rotary system. The Commodore 1650 auto-dial modem is one.

Before buying, however, it's always best to ask your dealer, or call the modem manufacturer for further information.