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Repairmen

Repair shop Repairmen fixed and refurbished those units rented out by the phone company. When a subscriber returned a rented telephone, it was leased to another subscriber only after being examined at the repair shop.

Modern repairmen are also responsible for pay phone maintenance. They check electrical components such as circuits and ringers on a regular basis, fixing these as needed. They are also on the look-out for damaged cords and housing, which they either replace on-site or repair back at their shops.

Bill Lord, PABX repairman working on Wardair’s new SL-1-ACD Repairmen have apprentice qualifications with specialized on-the-job training for this role.

They are not, however, responsible for equipment at the exchange; those kinds of repairs are carried out by the people who installed the equipment.





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