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Dialling tone

stomson
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Registered: ‎09-10-2011

Dialling tone

I have just noticed that I do not have what I think is the normal (single tone) dialling tone. It is now a two tone sound hi/lo,hi/lo etc. Ant one had experience of this and is it anything to worry about?
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pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Dialling tone

have you got 1571 installed:?,  it could mean someone has left you a message
x47c
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Re: Dialling tone

If I leave the phone off the hook for a period by accident then the dial tone changes to that high/low one.
(usually when I've failed to replace the receiver correctly)
Useful for alerting me to the fact that I've done it
itsme
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: Dialling tone

It's called a Howler
gleneagles
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Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: Dialling tone

Oddly enough we had this same thing for a few days. It did not effect the calls or broadband in anyway.
I Put it down to the BT engineers who seem to be fiddling around in the Box at the top of our road every few days. I can't imagine the cost in man hours they spend on that one box alone.
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