A soft beep will alert you if a second call comes in while you're on the phone. If the incoming call is long distance, you will hear a distinctive beep if you are on the phone, and a distinctive ring if you are not on the phone.
On the phone and concerned about missing a call? With Call Waiting, a beep lets you know when someone else is trying to get through. You will also hear a distinctive beeping tone when the incoming call is a long distance call. This way, important phone calls, like long distance calls, will not be missed.
Call Waiting can also be deactivated on a per call basis if you like. See How to use Call Waiting for instructions. Perfect for those times when you are sending a fax or talking to family long distance and you don't want to have another caller interrupt you.
If you no longer wish to hear the distinctive beeping tone and the distinctive ringing tone indicating a long distance call, just dial *49 and you will hear a confirmation announcement that this functionality has been deactivated. If you wish to hear the distinctive beeping tone and the distinctive ringing tone again, just dial *49 and you will hear a confirmation announcement that this functionality has been activated. Even though you have cancelled Long Distance Signaling, the Call Waiting tones remain on the line.
You may want to turn off Call Waiting's Long Distance Signaling if you subscribe to Ident-A-Call or Data Ident-A-Call. Even though the ring patterns are different, some customers may be unable to differentiate between the ring patterns.
You can put your first caller on hold, while you answer the second call. It's just that easy!
Switching between callers is as easy as depressing the switchhook or pressing the link or flash button on your phone. The caller on hold will remain there until they hang up or you return to them. A great feature to ensure you don't miss any important calls.
As an added benefit, you will also hear a distinctive ring indicating a long distance call when you are not on the phone.
Residential Calling Features are priced at $5.00 per feature per month.
A service connection charge of $9.00 will apply. If multiple Calling Features are ordered per session, you will only be charged one service connection charge.
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