April 1, 2009

Strange Syrian Telephone Plug and Jack
Damascus, Syria

This is a pretty quirky thing that I picked up on in both the homes I stayed in Aleppo and Damascus. Next to some power outlets in the home you'll find a slightly smaller set of holes (easily mistaken for an additional outlet from a distance), which are used to connect a phone line. An adapter is needed to convert the conventional telephone cable to one compatible with the Syrian wiring system.


The United States

Bob L

June 1st, 2009

The US used the same things, but with 4 pins. Can still be found in many homes.

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