TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Telephone Chat Line Software

Telephone Chat Line Software
16 Oct 2005 03:31:17 -0700

This is a silly question.

1. What kind of software/hardware is used for those

2. How would I go about setting up a server that can work as an online
answering service?

I posted these questions here since I am not sure which user group
would be appropriate for this kind of question.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: You came to the right place ... there
is no such thing as a 'silly question', just a question that someone
needs an answer for. What you want for the first question is known as
a 'phone bridge'. It is specifically designed equipment used to
properly handle telephone conference calls. Someone who may be able to
give you more advice on these devices is a fellow who has been and and
off this group for many years. John Higdon may be able to tell you how
to build or buy such a device, and he may know something about your
second question as well. Sorry, I have not chatted with John in a few
years now, and do not have any valid email address for him. Last I
heard he was in the San Jose/San Francisco area. I am sure you could
Google and find him. Good luck with your search! PAT]

Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 19:32:31 -0400
From: George Berger <>
Newsgroups: comp.dcom.telecom
Subject: Re: A Message to Soldiers: Hold on Please
Message-ID: <>
Organization: Heller Information Services
X-Telecom-Digest: Volume 24, Issue 469, Message 5 of 9
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In article <>, Vincent M. Mallozzi
<> wrote:

> Good article about the "operators" who help the soldiers get calls
> through.

Vincent -

Thank you for that post. In WWII, the civilians and military family
members in the vicinity of Ft. Hamilton filled a similar role.
Different, but similar in the compassion they had for the soldiers
getting onto troop ships bound for Europe, and for the ones returning.

I'll never forget one of my soldiers telling me of the warmth and
goodness of an elderly woman who wished him well. She had lost her
husband in WWI, but she still had the will, courage and sheer gumption
to hug him and tell him to "Be good, and to come home."

George (The Old Fud)

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but
I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. --
Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)

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