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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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The IC3 operations will integrate the Command, Control, and Communication functions through 5 Services areas: Emergency Call Centre (ECC) ECC will be handling all incoming and outgoing public trunk calls in wake of emergency.
Dialing 94 for trunk calls and 0 for local calls, there was no direct calls in those days, even to Shields.
In the 1950s there was no subscriber trunk dialling (STD) - which would have allowed subscribers to dial trunk calls without operator assistance.
We've all heard the old joke about elephants making trunk calls.
By means of the new tone, more direct trunk calls will be possible.
And after several days of deliberation - and a few trunk calls to the youngster's keepers - the name Nala has been chosen.
NITEL subscribers will pay N22 a minute for trunk calls and N21 for calls within its GSM network.