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Re: Foreign Exchange (FX) Lines Still in Use?

Robert Bonomi (
Sat, 21 May 2005 06:47:18 -0000

In article <>, TELECOM Digest
Editor noted in response to Robert Bonomi:

> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: As Robert knows, those four additional
> touch tone keys were known as A,B,C, and D. I forget the exact
> meaning of each, but my question is, did anyone with 'regular'
> service but with an Autovon phone ever try pressing those keys in
> a regular call? I did a couple times, and the immediate result was
> a 'fast busy' signal; the call would not complete. PAT]

On the PSTN, it somewhat depended on the switch and programming.
'Reorder' was the very-common switch reaction. There were a few
switches that completely 'ignored' those signals.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: But did you ever see/hear any that
neither ignored nor offered re-order, but instead actually _did
something_ ? I never did. PAT]

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