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dial tone

[′dīl ‚tōn]
(communications)
A tone employed in a dial telephone system to indicate that the equipment is ready for dialing operation.
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In August 2014, Dialtone Pickups assembled and installed its first set of production pickups.
results like the FCC's video dialtone regime or a wrong call in
Figure 4 also shows a scenario in which the caller picks up the phone, gets a dialtone, dials and gets a busy signal, and hangs up causing the system to disconnect.
But any increase in the tax rate would be disproportionately borne by those unfortunate, and likely poorer, residents who either have no home computer or can only afford plain, old-fashioned telephone dialtone service.
Monroy aseguro que el reseller solo debe pagar $980 pesos al mes para que Dialtone les provea de un servidor --que reside en las oficinas de Dialtone--, que el socio puede administrar y vender como quiera, llegando a ganar hasta $40,000 pesos al mes.
This time, however, TCI's direct connection to its 12 million subscribers' homes will give AT&T an immediate opening into the $100 billion local dialtone business.
DSL technologies are positioned for data dialtone, video dialtone, and PBX interconnect applications.
A ubiquitous, high speed, worldwide, single dialtone network that includes homes and our own bodies able to carry fungible bits for voice, video, and all types of data will become the infrastructure.
The Pacific Bell Section 214 video dialtone filing is an example of the elimination by definition of pertinent incremental costs under the capacity cost method (Pacific Bell 1993).
In some cities, like Chicago and Denver, minorities and low-income people are the predominant residents of areas where the companies do not plan to lay the initial groundwork for video dialtone facilities.
The FCG has approved a "video dialtone," which will enable phone companies to offer video-on-demand to consumers (including educators, don't forget).
Some kinds of information (educational, medical, civic) will never be profitable, so a healthy citizenry needs not only a video dialtone but something worth calling up.