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.