trunk call


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trunk call

n
(Telecommunications) chiefly Brit a long-distance telephone call
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Noun1.trunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling areatrunk call - a telephone call made outside the local calling area; "I talked to her by long distance"
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
toll call - a long-distance telephone call at charges above a local rate
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trunk call

n (Brit) (old) (Telec) → (telefonata) interurbana
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You could make a trunk call, after requesting the operator.
Five years later she made the first trunk call in the United Kingdom and when email technology was in its infancy, the Queen became the first monarch to send one of the electronic messages, in 1976 during a visit to an Army base.
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In the real world of telephones, though, dialling replaced operator-connected calls as the years moved on, and, by the end of the 1950s, it was even possible to make a trunk call by dialling directly from a phone box: who now remembers the days of Button A and Button B?
Trunk call to Tom IN the most unoriginal opening line ever, Tom Daley is about to make a splash at a forthcoming awards night.
A trunk call was an urgent call, but most of the time you could not hear what the other party was saying and the conversation usually consisted of a lot of "hellos" and the line would then get disconnected.