TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Verizon POTS

Re: Verizon POTS

Mark Atwood (
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 22:50:37 GMT

> In article <>,
> userid@camsul.example.invalid says:

>>> I get a dial tone. However, when I dial a number, I get a message
>>> saying to call Verizon if I want telephone service.

>> That's known as soft dial tone. You can call 911 (and maybe the
>> telco's business office), but nothing else.

My (disconnected) telco pair in my house has such a "soft dial tone".

When I tried to do a 911 test, it didnt go to 911, it instead went
to the telco "try to sell me service".

Mark Atwood When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.

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