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  • It's very much like a dial-tone with the phone held up to my ear.

    Mechanical Closet Blues

  • Under the new plan I pay a flat fee each month for dial-tone and I am then charged $0.10 per call.

    Verizon Won't Verify Calls On My Bill - The Consumerist

  • A reliance on dial-tone parenting, they-insist, keeps families, friends and neighbors from trading advice the old-fashioned way: in person.

    Where You Can Turn

  • Another quote from the blog: "Of course, we are not service providers, but our gear enables service providers cable, telecom, etc. to give the world "dial-tone" to the internet."

    Cisco dude is quoting FSJ. Thanks!

  • Does ANYONE remember the inventor of the dial-tone?

    Cisco dude is quoting FSJ. Thanks!

  • I also think we ought to try to encourage more people to participate in the political debate by ensuring that everyone who wants it can afford a decent connection to the internet (the same way that public policy now requires subsidizing free or low-cost dial-tone for low-income telephone users).

    FEC May Regulate Blogging

  • I call a local phone number on my cellphone, and get a dial-tone and I can dial anywhere for my VOIP rate. reply

    Jajah Just Launched Killer VOIP Product

  • In developed countries universal access means ensuring that businesses and citizens can all get high-speed connections to the Internet, much as they now have universal dial-tone access to the traditional telephone system.

    Keeping the Net Secure

  • He likes ├╝berbright pants - lime green, sky blue, Day-Glo orange - often loaded with zippers, but he speaks in a Henry Kissinger dial-tone voice that promotes sound sleep.

    SI.com

  • But the telecoms law doesn't permit such extra-judicial execution that has muted more than 554,000 or 33% innocent PSTN users 'dial-tone.

    Kottu

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