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Connect the Meridien 2616D to my home phone line

I have a bunch of old Meridien 2616D stations and needed another phone at home.  Brought one from my office but it won't work on my home phone line when I plug the jack in.  I know that the outlet has dial tone to it because I use it for my home fax machine. 
Any suggestions on how to get it to work?  I didn't want to have to go buy another phone.
Thanks!

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It wont ever work.this is a nortel proprietary telephone and will only work on the nortel products. there is also issues with voltages etc.you are lucky if you have not damaged the ptt end of your home line remove it as quickly as you can...hope this helps

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