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holding time
The total length of time that a call makes use of a trunk or channel. Note: Holding time is usually measured in seconds. 2. The time in which an item of telephone plant is in actual use either by a customer or an operator. For example, on a completed telephone call, holding time includes conversation time as well as other time in use. At local dial offices any measured minutes which result from other than customer attempts to place calls (as evidenced by the dialing of at least one digit) are not treated as holding time. [47 CFR Pt.36-A]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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