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Spanish translation: teléfono de botonera

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11:36 Sep 21, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: touch-tone phone
From any "touch-tone" phone:
Dial 1-800-xxx-xxxx
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 03:11
Spanish translation:teléfono de botonera
Explanation:
Hi,
This is straight from the Routledge Spanish Dictionary of Telecommunications and if you search on the Web for this phrase a number of web pages appear.
For example:
http://www.caltec.com.pe/beneficios.htm
http://www.txu.com/espanol/gas/planespago.asp
http://www.radival.es/PioneerPVP.htm

Good luck!
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Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:11
Grading comment
Wow! So many suggestions. I did search all answers on the Internet and found a few. However, the links found under telefono de botonera were the ones that helped me choose, since they are in the same context as my translation. The next most used is telefono digital, however I did not want to confuse readers to think it might be a digital cellular phone.

Thank you all
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nateléfono de tonos
Patricia Lutteral
nateléfono de botonera
Marijke Singer
naTeléfono de marcado por tonos
Salvador Munguía
nacon marcación por tonosxxxJon Zuber
nateléfono digitalSilvia Enrique
naTelefono de teclas de tonosNNieto
natelefono de tonos multifrecuencia
Laurent Slowack
naTelefono de botones
George Rabel


  

Answers


12 mins
Telefono de botones


Explanation:
Desde cualquier telefono de botones, marque el 1-800, etc.

George Rabel
Local time: 03:11
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 3538
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19 mins
Telefono de teclas de tonos


Explanation:
I disagree with BluestoBach since touch tone phone is not the phone in an of itself but the system. There are two systems - rotary [pulse] or tone. The phone can have buttons but it would not be a touch tone phone. What makes a phone either touch or tone is a switch on the side and the system that is used. If you here beeps this a touch tone but if if is like clicking sound then the phone is rotary. The phone could be a button like phone but could be on the rotary system. It would not work with the system which requires tone. I used to work for the telecommunications industry.


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NNieto
United States
Local time: 00:11
PRO pts in pair: 23

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mjnmc
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23 mins
telefono de tonos multifrecuencia


Explanation:
a station and attendant dialling arrangement whereby industry-standard dual tone multi-frequency signalling is used at all instruments and the attendant console,rather than rotary dials


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Laurent Slowack
Local time: 02:11
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 411
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38 mins
teléfono digital


Explanation:
Despite the correct technical translations for touch-tone phones, the context is every day language and it is addressing the user (ie telling him/her how the telephone he/she is got to use looks like). In SouthAmerican Spanish, we have adopted "digital" for any device operated with buttons, such as the case of the telephone. Other examples are "calculadoras digitales", or "control remoto con teclado digital", in all cases "digital" meaning that it has been designed to e operated through touching buttons.

Silvia Enrique
PRO pts in pair: 13

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Sebastian Lopez
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2 hrs
con marcación por tonos


Explanation:
xxx

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 83

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Parrot
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3 hrs
teléfono de tonos


Explanation:
I agree with NNieto, it refers to the system, not the physical buttons you press.

Good luck,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 05:11
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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3 hrs
teléfono de botonera


Explanation:
Hi,
This is straight from the Routledge Spanish Dictionary of Telecommunications and if you search on the Web for this phrase a number of web pages appear.
For example:
http://www.caltec.com.pe/beneficios.htm
http://www.txu.com/espanol/gas/planespago.asp
http://www.radival.es/PioneerPVP.htm

Good luck!


Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 574
Grading comment
Wow! So many suggestions. I did search all answers on the Internet and found a few. However, the links found under telefono de botonera were the ones that helped me choose, since they are in the same context as my translation. The next most used is telefono digital, however I did not want to confuse readers to think it might be a digital cellular phone.

Thank you all
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6 hrs
Teléfono de marcado por tonos


Explanation:
"Desde cualquier teléfono de marcado por tonos
Marque 1-800-xxxx-xxxx"

Recuerda que auqnue un teléfono tenga teclas, no significa que marque por tonos, ya que depende del sistema de la red telefónica y no del aparato telefónico, así es que creo que lo más correcto sería "teléfono (lo cual no abarca solamente al aparato telefónico) de marcado por tonos".
Existen dos clases de marcación en telefonía: por impulsos y por tonos, Las líneas (ó redes) telefónicas analógicas utilizan los impulsos y las nuevas líneas digitales utilizan el sistema por tonos ó DTMF (de multifrecuencia bitono ó dual tone multi-frequency)

Salvador Munguía
PRO pts in pair: 31
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