Busy Connect

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Jan 28 00:35:27 UTC 1999

	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" <sjsobol at nacs.net>
> > 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 at UMich.edu
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