This modem, made by Commodore and sold as the model 1600, consists of a telephone interface cartridge, a Victerm I program cassette, an instruction booklet and original box. The cartridge has a brown plastic housing. The donor has also included correspondence and other information relating to CompuServe.
The VICmodem was a 300 baud modem that did not require the use of an acoustic coupler and telephone handset. Like the Commodore modem/300 Model 1660, it was a pulsed modem, requiring the computer to create the touch tones which were fed into the telephone lines by way of a cord that bypassed the handset. Because of this feature, the VICmodem was also often used by hackers and phreakers.
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