engaged tone


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engaged tone

n
(Telecommunications) Brit a repeated single note heard on a telephone when the number called is already in use. US and Canadian equivalent: busy signal Compare ringing tone, dialling tone
Translations
obsazovací tón
optagettone
varattu-merkkiääni
ton zauzetosti
話し中の信号音
통화중 신호음
upptagetton
เสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์
tín hiệu bận

engaged tone

n (Telec) → Besetztzeichen nt

engaged tone

n (Brit) (Telec) → segnale m di occupato

engaged tone

رَنَّانٌ اِنْشِغَالُ الـخَطّ obsazovací tón optagettone Besetztzeichen ήχος κατειλημμένου señal de comunicando, tono de ocupado varattu-merkkiääni tonalité occupée ton zauzetosti segnale di occupato 話し中の信号音 통화중 신호음 bezettoon opptattsignal sygnał niedostępności sinal de ocupado сигнал «занято» upptagetton เสียงสายไม่ว่างของโทรศัพท์ meşgul sinyali tín hiệu bận 占线音
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By 5pm, around 200 people had got through to speak to the trio, with thousands more getting an engaged tone or a recorded message.
I know from personal experience, the importance of sitting by the 'phone waiting for 8am when my surgery's booking line opens - even so I have often heard the engaged tone even when dialling on the dot of 8am as someone else's finger was obviously quicker on the keypad.
ISPCC chief Grainia Long said: "Nobody wants a scared and frightened child who needs to talk to be met with an engaged tone because Childline cannot answer their 3am call.
The idea that you may be the one to lose out on a final ticket while your screen is locked or you constantly get the engaged tone eats away at the soul.
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She said that while they are introducing a low-rate 01656 number, this poses its own problems because unlike the 0845 number, which offers call queuing, patients may be met with an engaged tone at busy times.
When you ring the number back, the call is immediately dropped or an engaged tone is played and the victim is charged.
Apparently, Stewart only got an engaged tone as Pattinson has been busy consoling Rupert Sanders wife Liberty Ross, who is going through divorce proceedings with her husband because of his affair with the 22-year-old actress.
They risk being met with a frustrating engaged tone (do they bother to call back later, or do they call another restaurant?
We will be knocking on the door or trying to get their mobile numbers and at best all we will get is the engaged tone.
But when the Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP's staff rang the Atos helpline, they got the engaged tone 134 times before getting through.