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French to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial / telephone numbers!
French term or phrase:bip
I consulted formerly-asked questions, but all the answers seemed inappropriate. The context is simply within the telephone numbers under an address, llike this:
12 34 56 78 90 bip 123
If I had to guess, I would say it means "extension". But can anyone confirm that "bip" can mean that?
Explanation: This is called DTMF. On my Nokia, every time I need to find out my credit, I have to call 444 and then dial 11. I automated the process by saving the number 444#11 to the phone book. Now I just call the number and listen in, the '11' gets dialed automatically.
On fax machines, this is symbolized by a 'p' which stands for pause and is exactly that - a small pause of about 1 second before the extra digits are dialed.
Thank you very much. I haven't come across this in England. Does it exist? A hash seems a good idea. And thanks to VictoriaG. There's no way of awarding any points to agreeers, is there? 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer