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MAD! PRESENTS... THE ABC'S OF PAYPHONES PART 1 The information presented in this file is for entertainment purposes only. The authors of this file take no responsibility for any of its contents. The following text file is for AT&T & GTE payphones from 1982-1985. some things are different on gte phones, so additions are included for them. Section 1:The coin slot For every 5 cents you put in a phone, a sound is made. After you put the coins in the slot, they pass through a totalizer which counts them. They then collect in a hopper. To empty out the hopper, all you have to do is activate the coin relay. Payphones sometimes hold $100 or more. To activate the relay place 5 cents in the phone. Stick a magnet up the coin slot about 5 inches. Now remove the front panel of the phone. You will see a series of wires. Cut the red and green wires. Now in the front of the panel you will see three screws. Touch the green wire to the third screw. Better have a hat ready, because alot of change is gonna come flooding out. Isn't this fun? Section 2:free credits If you have a friend jn germany you need to call this section's for you. One of the cheap things about pay phones is they depend on tones to tell them you inserted money. Well if you have a red box these tones are easily duplicated, but i want to show you how do it without boxes in this file. Now Some things you need are... A set of screwdrivers. You will need both philips and flathead. Now open the front panel of the phone and cut the red and green wires. Take the cover off the top of the phone and insert 5 cents. You should hear nothing. Find a green wire coming from the coin slot down to the hopper. Disconnect that wire. Now take off the case and you will see a small switch. Move the switch. This sets the totalizer backwards 1. Now put the hopper cover back on and reconnect the wire. Back to the front panel. Feel to the right of the two screws. You should feel 4 jumpers. 1 of the jumpers should be disconnected. Reconnect it. Now cut the top jumper. You should hear a loud pop. Now touch the green wire to the second screw. You will hear the sound of twenty five cents being inserted. You now have 30 cents credit. Repeat as many times as you need. Now reconnect the green wire and dial your number. GTE Notes: The green wire will be white. The red one will be blue. The totalizer is located at the bottem of the front panel. In part 2 we will show you how to take the payphone apart, and how to take one home.