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Re: Busy Connect
Ameritech started to do something like this. If you dial and get RNA, after a certain number of rings, it will say "press 1 if you want to leave a message" - jared On Wed, Jan 27, 1999 at 09:42:11PM +0000, William Allen Simpson wrote: > > From: "Steven J. Sobol" <email@example.com> > > Ameritech offers the same service, and I've only been charged for the times > > I've actually used the feature. If I hang up, I don't get charged. I have to > > believe BellSouth works the same way, although I could be wrong. > > > Ameritech doesn't offer it here in Michigan, so I don't know what > problems there are. > > In Mississippi, it works like this: Busy tone is replaced by a voice > message saying something like "Your party is currently busy. If you > would like to call again, press 1 or hold the line." > > If you hold the line too long (30 seconds?), or you redial a number with > a 1 in it (several of our hunt groups have a 1 in them), you get charged > $.75... > > But nobody has gotten phone bills yet, so we don't know how bad the > financials are. > > The support calls are all folks trying to kindly tell us that our phone > lines have stopped working, because of the messages shown by the modem > software, which expects a busy signal. > > And if you call BellSouth to complain, they tell you to signup for > BellSouth.Net :-( > > WSimpson@UMich.edu > Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32 -- Jared Mauch | pgp key available via finger from firstname.lastname@example.org clue++; | http://puck.nether.net/~jared/ My statements are only mine.