busy tone


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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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Later, when the officers tried to reach him, the phone returned the busy tone.
Many reported after calling the 0845 6006400 number they were met by a busy tone.
Imagine the trauma of a bullied or abused child who finally finds the courage to pick up the phone only to receive a busy tone.
If they called on the phone and they heard the busy tone, they would immediately understand,'' Jackson said.
comMATCH Duet VoIP Gateways are carrier-grade access and inter-connect devices that enable comprehensive voice services, such as 3-way calls, call forward, park on busy tone, as well as other CLASS and IN services for end users of next generation IP networks.
These services include three-way calls, call forward, park on busy tone, as well as other CLASS and IN services.
Call Waiting Disable *70: Allows users to disable call waiting on a per call basis and send all subsequent new callers while on the phone to busy call handling such as voicemail, a busy tone if voicemail is disabled or even one number access (ONA).
A BT spokeswoman said: "For the whole of the UK network there will be call-gap in place which staggers the calls slightly so that everybody should get through which means they will be connected or get a busy tone.
Connected to a Class 5 local exchange telephone switch on one side and a packet data network on the other, the integration of the comMATCH signaling technology with AudioCodes media boards enables comprehensive voice services such as 3-way calls, call forward, park on busy tone as well as other CLASS and IN services to be seamlessly delivered to endpoints within a packet based network.
The service is not available for certain numbers: short-code numbers (such as "1014" customer service or "12" directory assistance), international long-distance calls (including French overseas departments), toll-free numbers, audiotext services, payphones and calls made using another carrier (in this case the regular busy tone is heard).