Telephone Hold Button Circuit

Although a hold feature is standard on most new phones, a lot of us still use the origional bell phones. Those of us that require a hold feature will find this circuit very useful. It is easy to build, and is compact enough to be installed inside the phone with no real problem. It is also powered by the phone line itself, eliminating the need for batteries.

Circuit diagram

R1 1.5K 1/4 W Resistor
R2 1K 1/4W Resistor
D1 1N4002 Silicon Diode or 1N4003, 1N4004, 1N4005, 1N4006, 1N4007
LED1 Red LED or Green LED, Yellow LED
S1 Normally Open Push-Button Switch
MISC Wire, Board, Case (If Used)

1. To place a call on hold, simply hold down the button while hanging up the phone. To take a call off hold, just pick up the phone, or any extension.
2. Even though this is a simple circuit, you may have to check with your phone company before use.