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or direct′ di′al,

v.i., v.t.
to call by telephone without the assistance of an operator.
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There are two direct-dial memory buttons and a phonebook that holds up to 100 numbers.
Authorities probing the fraud said that fraudsters used 142 internet domain names and 440 direct-dial phone numbers to defraud customers.
At the New Ocean Hotel we can accommodate approximately 90 guests in a selection of single, double, twin or family rooms, all prepared to a high standard offering full en-suite facilities, direct-dial telephones, digital flat-screen televisions, hair-dryers and hospitality tray.
It features 158 rooms with double-beds, high speed wireless internet connection, LCD flat-screen TVs and direct-dial phones.
New Hampshire received 603 as its area code in 1947 when Ma Bell set up the long-distance system in preparation for direct-dial calling.
The other amenities of the Veranda include built-in audio-video capabilities; direct-dial phone lines for teleconferencing; and complimentary Wi-Fi and hard wired internet connections.
The hotel has 19 non-smoking bedrooms with private facilities all equipped with colour television, tea and coffee-making facilities, direct-dial phones, trouser press and hair dryer.
Comcast's new IP-enabled voice service offers customers digital-quality phone service with unlimited direct-dial local and domestic long-distance calling, Web access to voicemail, E911 service, and 12 of the most popular calling features such as three-way calling, call waiting, caller ID, speed dial and enhanced voicemail.
Strauss offers a detailed description of the years of behind-the-scenes work that ultimately led to advances such as the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 and the establishment of a nationwide direct-dial number to telephone relay services.
(As some countries may not support the global toll-free number, the following direct-dial numbers are also available: Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 63 64000; Tarrytown, N.Y., +914-785-4040; Shanghai, China, +86 21 2403 2222.)

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