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What does it mean when you call someone and you hear the regular ringing sound, but each ring is followed immediately by a short lower tone?

Asked by ezraglenn (3497points) February 5th, 2008

It’s almost as if the tones overlap slightly.
Are they on the phone with someone else or something?

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blunckhouse's avatar

It usually means the person you’re calling is on the phone.

Charlie's avatar

It could be a answering machine or even multible phones as I have. Some will ring sooner then the others and none sound alike.

GeauxTigers's avatar

Call waiting is beeping through to the recipient.

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