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20-Jul-2004, 09:05 AM #1
Tone dialing better than pulse dialing?
I'm one of the few who still use pulse dialing, because I save $3 per month on my phone bill rather than switching to tone dialing.

I can still use touch-tone features, such as everytime a phone connection is made, I switch fron pulse to tone.

And I can function on computer, and faxes as all can configure pulse dialing.

My question, other than pulse being slower, I would switch if tone offers a better phone line as I get a scratchy, noisy phone connection and Bell Canada says nothing wrong with phone line.

Any input?
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20-Jul-2004, 09:22 AM #2
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I'm one of the few who still use pulse dialing, because I save $3 per month on my phone bill rather than switching to tone dialing.

I can still use touch-tone features, such as everytime a phone connection is made, I switch fron pulse to tone.

And I can function on computer, and faxes as all can configure pulse dialing.

My question, other than pulse being slower, I would switch if tone offers a better phone line as I get a scratchy, noisy phone connection and Bell Canada says nothing wrong with phone line.

Any input?
Something sounds wrong, here, HM.

When phone companies switched to "Touch Tone" (Bell Copyright) or what is called, technically DTMF (Dual Tone Multi Frequency), all the telcos, undertook to provide a Tandem System for some years. In other words, telephone service would support both Pulse ( or what is called "Loop Disconnect") and tone dialing.

I do find it strange that they ofer you a cheaper service, because they have to provide mechanical equipment (what are called CrossBar Exchanges, which replaced the earlier Strowger system), rather than Solid State switching.

The methodology of dialing should make no difference to the quality of the line. After all, as you state, after you are connected, you can use tone for Post-Connection selection of services. Strange.......................

Sounds like a bum steer, to me.

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