Australian Public Telephone


Name Goldphone
Maker Anritsu, Alcatel/STC
Date (Introduced in 1983)

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The whole top half of the phone can be removed by using a key, this allows access to the electronics and coin mechanism.

These phones have a very similar coin mechanism to the other Telstra phones, the coin mechanism is manufactured by Anritsu in Japan. The phones themselves were assembled by Alcatel/STC in their Alexandria factory (Botany road).

The phones have a small LCD display which shows the credits remaining.

To improve the security of the coinbox some phones have an additional metal plate that covers the coinbox area. This is usually secured with a padlock.

The Gold Phone can be either pulse or tone dialing. Most appear to be pulse dial only.

-text by Henry Titchen. Reproduced with generous permission of author.