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Old 02-08-2010, 21:34   #1
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Question Dial tone with pauses

Hi

I'm back with Virgin now as moved to a house that is cabled.

I have a question regarding the landline phone line. The dial tone is not a constant tone but is punctuated by a pause every second. Would there be any feature/ service on the line? It has been like this since the second the line was activated by the installer last week.

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Re: Dial tone with pauses

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Hi

I'm back with Virgin now as moved to a house that is cabled.

I have a question regarding the landline phone line. The dial tone is not a constant tone but is punctuated by a pause every second. Would there be any feature/ service on the line? It has been like this since the second the line was activated by the installer last week.

TIA
Could be a Voicemail message or network service such as divert active.

Try dialling 1571 to see if there is a message waiting. Failing that try *#001# (works on some exchanges to tell if any diverts or barring are active).

HTH.
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Re: Dial tone with pauses

So you're getting a 'busy' tone?
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Re: Dial tone with pauses

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Hi

I'm back with Virgin now as moved to a house that is cabled.

I have a question regarding the landline phone line. The dial tone is not a constant tone but is punctuated by a pause every second. Would there be any feature/ service on the line? It has been like this since the second the line was activated by the installer last week.

TIA
As said above, it will be voicemail or call divert. Some switches have a permanent broken tone when voicemail is active, going to a faster tone when there is a message waiting.

Others only have a broken tone when a message is waiting for you.
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