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.
The CLEC's needed a convenient and easy way to get paid, but also to lock up the dial tone if they weren't paid.
Picking up the telephone to check for the stutter dial tone is a ritual nearly every voice mail user dreads," said Paul DePond, president and chief executive officer of Notify Technology Corporation.
ACSI) (Nasdaq: ACNS) announced that it is launching competitive local dial tone service in 8 cities in Texas, the largest market in the Southwestern Bell region.
competitive switched dial tone market," said Riley Murphy, ACSI
Instead, be patient and a dial tone will come on line, then a call can be made.
Effective immediately, the firms will commence development of a joint venture company, "ADVANTAGE/TVA HOME ENTERTAINMENT COMPANIES" (AHEC), which plans to operate in all of the more than 20 regional telephone markets currently being readied for full scale deployment of video dial tone services (VDT) across the nation, according to Mr.
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.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to launch a broadband, interactive network trial that will deliver video dial tone services to 1,000 customers in North Carolina.
Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that companies like Ameritech (NYSE: AIT) will not need to obtain local franchises for the construction of a video dial tone network.
When users pick up the phone, they expect dial tone.