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Close Shot of the Rear of a Standard American Telephone Jack
"Tip" refers to that side of a two wire telephone circuit which is connected to the positive side of a battery at the telephone company central office.
"Ring" refers to that side of a two wire telephone circuit which is connected to the negative side of a battery at the telephone company central office.
 
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The blue pair is connected as the primary telephone line
 
 
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Orange Pair Being Used as the Primary Telephone Line
 
Here the orange pair is connected as the primary telephone line
 
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The blue pair and orange pair are both connected to the telephone jack.  A splitter plugged into the jack will enable the use of two separate telephone lines.
 
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A telephone jack splitter enables two lines to be used from one wall jack.
 
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