éviter de faire exploser le standard téléphonique

English translation: to avoid overloading the telephone network (switchboard)

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French term or phrase:éviter de faire exploser le standard téléphonique
English translation:to avoid overloading the telephone network (switchboard)

21:33 Apr 30, 2005
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French term or phrase: éviter de faire exploser le standard téléphonique
cette phrase est-elle correcte?:

"Hopefully this will prevent the Town Hall from having their switchboards jammed unnecessarily. "

je ne suis pas sûre de l'emploi de "prevent", ni de celui de "have".

to avoid overloading the telephone network (switchboard)
Explanation:
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Note added at 1 min (2005-04-30 21:34:57 GMT)
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I would use switchboard if they only have a few telephone lines

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Note added at 17 hrs 27 mins (2005-05-01 15:00:29 GMT)
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for the asker: I should have used exchange instead of switchboard (see below)

Public Area Branch Exchange: Telecommunication network switching station that connects telephones in an area with the wider telephone network.

Private Automatic Branch Exchange – sometimes shortened to PBX (the days of the manual switchboard are all but over) – the term refers to private switchboards, providing internal telephony services to an organisation, and the interface with external telephone lines.

http://www.auditmypc.com/acronym/PABX.asp
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éviter de faire exploser le standard téléphonique
to avoid overloading the telephone network (switchboard)


Explanation:
-

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Note added at 1 min (2005-04-30 21:34:57 GMT)
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I would use switchboard if they only have a few telephone lines

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Note added at 17 hrs 27 mins (2005-05-01 15:00:29 GMT)
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for the asker: I should have used exchange instead of switchboard (see below)

Public Area Branch Exchange: Telecommunication network switching station that connects telephones in an area with the wider telephone network.

Private Automatic Branch Exchange – sometimes shortened to PBX (the days of the manual switchboard are all but over) – the term refers to private switchboards, providing internal telephony services to an organisation, and the interface with external telephone lines.

http://www.auditmypc.com/acronym/PABX.asp

RHELLER
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Elizabeth Lyons
3 mins
  -> thanks Elizabeth :-)

agree  TesCor -
4 hrs
  -> thanks Teresa :-)

agree  Sandra C.
15 hrs
  -> merci Sandra :-)

agree  Monica Sandor: A town hall probably has a switchboard, rather than an entire network (which a TELECOM or long distance provider, for instance, would have)
17 hrs
  -> thanks Monica - I looked it up and found that "exchange" is probably the best term in this context
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