Similar to a standard "house-phone", a Lineman's Handset (aka: "Butt-phone") is used to test the functionality of phone lines. Built to withstand industrial use, these phone are typically compact and durable. Used to listen for a dial-tone, as well as calling out over tone or pulse networks , these phones assist a technician in determining if service to a single line is active or if something is damaged. The most noticable difference between this handset and a regular phone is the lack of a traditional phone connection. A Lineman's Handset uses alligator clips in order to clamp directly onto the wires or connectors.
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