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dial tone

n.
A low, steady tone in a telephone receiver indicating that a number may be dialed.

di′al tone`


n.
a steady telephone tone indicating that the line is ready for dialing.
[1890–95]
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1, 8-9 (2013) (describing the rise of cable television); Kevin Werbach, No Dialtone: The End of the Public Switched Telephone Network, 66 Fed.
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But for many, the contact center adage had always been, "Give me a dialtone and a warm body to answer the calls, and we can survive nearly anything thrown at us." That doesn't fit anymore in today's challenging environment.
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