Jan the old one wrote:you put the phone down...they stay on the line...you dial number given..you cant cut off incoming call. they may even have a recording off ring tone.. thinking about it they should come unstuck with the common use of mobile phones and we use them to phone and check the number given!
Gavin Smith wrote:They must be playing an audio recording of the dial tone.
Disconnecting from the wall won't make any difference; the connection will be maintained. I don't know if, say, after two hours or something it automatically "releases", but certainly the connection is maintained for at least 45 minutes.
I think you must be wrong. Conversely, as far as I know, mobiles do sever the connection even if it is only the recipient who ends the call.
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