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a telephone service feature whereby a person engaged in a telephone call is notified by a tone that a second call is being made to the same number, and is able to talk to either party while keeping the other on hold.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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To me, it is equivalent to talking to somebody on the telephone whose
keeps chiming in.
shall be suppressed by terminating call in progress and answering the
Redial button for call transfer or
when supported by telephone system.
Examples include unwanted voice mail,
or toll-free calls that automatically roll over to toll calls.
Use a landline telephone, and disable
so your interview is not interrupted.
Vertical services are advanced calling features such as caller identification,
, and call forwarding.
Services such a call forwarding
require sophisticated switches to support the user's needs.
Air medical escorts should eat regular, light meals and stay hydrated while on-
Using the phone for electronic monitoring places restrictions on access to the phone and on special features such as
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