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busy tone

[′biz·ē ‚tōn]
(communications)
Interrupted low tone returned to the subscriber as an indication that the party's line is busy.
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20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of getting a busy signal or having your telephone calls go unanswered, when you absolutely, positively must get a message through?
Customers using the AT&T Calling Card, AT&T Corporate Card and AT&T Universal Card can press (#, pound) (1) (2) (3) after receiving a busy signal or no answer to access the AT&T Message Service from public and other touch-tone phones.
Find out how many toll-free or local lines they control, how often you should expect to get a busy signal and what the ratio of phone lines to users is.
Instead of a busy signal, callers will hear a brief greeting and can leave a message after the tone.
We recognize that some people want to hear a human voice when they call in an outage, but in times of widespread outages, such as during severe storm conditions, traditional systems can quickly be overwhelmed, and the customer is more likely to get a busy signal, thus adding to their frustration," said Robert C.
CompuServe, AOL's largest competitor with about 2 million subscribers, ran an ad during the Super Bowl that featured a telephone busy signal and offered a toll-free number sardonically scripted as 1-888-NOT-BUSY.
Though many suspected a busy signal meant that the phones were off the hook, a City Council spokesperson told REW there were more than 1,000 calls to council headquarters, and the Mayor's Action Center, where the mayor's calls were referred, gave an unofficial report of "hundreds of calls.
In addition, the Contact Center allows subscribers to select call screening rules for their contacts, including always sending a caller to voicemail, to a fast busy signal (blacklisting), or allowing a person to reach them when their number is set to "Do Not Disturb" (white-listing).
If callers do get a busy signal, we ask them to please call back.
If you're considering a service that offers a flat rate, dial the data number at different times of the day to see how often you get a busy signal.
that the customer will continue to hear a busy signal.
record and keep getting a busy signal, you're going to blame AOL,'' said Jim McDermott, vice president of new media technology for Polygram Group Distribution.