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Re: Busy Connect
On Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 09:42:11PM +0000, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > From: "Steven J. Sobol" <[email protected]> > > Ameritech offers the same service, and I've only been charged for the times > > I've actually used the feature. If I hang up, I don't get charged. I have to > > believe BellSouth works the same way, although I could be wrong. > > > Ameritech doesn't offer it here in Michigan, so I don't know what > problems there are. > > In Mississippi, it works like this: Busy tone is replaced by a voice > message saying something like "Your party is currently busy. If you > would like to call again, press 1 or hold the line." This is how it works in Cleveland. You dial and get a busy signal. Computer voice plays over the busy signal, saying "Let Automatic CallBack redial for you. To use this feature, at a cost of seventy-five cents, press 1." > If you hold the line too long (30 seconds?), or you redial a number with > a 1 in it (several of our hunt groups have a 1 in them), you get charged > $.75... Yeah. That's stupid. Ameritech doesn't give you that option, thankfully. And... you get the busy signal *first*, a couple seconds before the voice, which should be enough time for modems to detect a Busy. -- Steve Sobol [email protected] (AKA [email protected] and [email protected]) "Can you look out the window, without your shadow getting in the way" --Sarah McLachlan - "Building a Mystery"