dial tone


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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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Fabbricatore continued, "CTC will be actively engaged in providing local dial tone services this summer in New Jersey and Metro New York as we continue to execute the strategy of reaching out to customers with our own fiber facilities and migrating CTC local dial tone services to our PowerPath(R) Network.
where the dial tones are apparently more to their liking, the Italian phone company's Web site, www.
Utilizing the Verifone 3740 terminals, Certified Oil will have the ability to sell any of the 50-plus prepaid services offered by Q Comm, including prepaid wireless minutes, prepaid long distance, dial tone, Internet, MasterCard and other services.
When users pick up the phone, they expect dial tone.
The VoIP phone service is currently marketed under the myPhoneCompany brand and has created a credible alternative to UNE-P for Xchange Telecom by using the Internet instead of leasing telephone lines to provide dial tone service to customers.
Utilizing the q xpress terminals, The Big Apple Food Stores will have the ability to sell any of the 50-plus prepaid services offered by Q Comm, including prepaid wireless minutes, prepaid long distance, dial tone, Internet, MasterCard and other services.
In concert with its proprietary data center platform, Q Comm's point-of-sale terminal, Qxpress 200(TM), is currently used by wireless carriers or mobile operators, telecom distributors, and various retailers to sell a wide range of prepaid products and services including prepaid wireless or prepaid mobile, prepaid phone cards, prepaid dial tone and prepaid bank cards, such as prepaid MasterCard.