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How to Create Custom Calling Card Rules
Article ID: 167220 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article describes how to create a custom calling card rule in Windows 95, Windows NT Server version 4.0, or Windows NT Workstation version 4.0. Calling card rules can be used with Dial-Up Networking, HyperTerminal, Microsoft Fax, Phone Dialer, or any other program that uses Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 telephony.
To create a custom calling card rule, follow these steps:
Rules for Dialing0-9: Numbers to be dialed.
ABCD: Characters to be dialed. (Tone dialing only - used for special control on some phone systems.)
E: Dial the country code.
F: Dial the area code (city code).
G: Dial the local phone number.
H: Dial the card number.
*,#: Characters to be dialed (tone dialing only).
T: Subsequent numbers are to be tone dialed.
P: Subsequent numbers are to be pulse dialed.
,: Pause for a fixed time.
!: Flash (1/2 second on-hook, 1/2 second off-hook).
W: Wait for a second dial tone.
@: Wait for quiet answer (ring-back followed by five seconds of silence).
$: Wait for calling card prompt tone.
?: Suspend dialing until user provides input.
For example, the MCI via 1-800-674-7000 calling card has the following rule for long distance calls:
This means that the following sequence needs to be dialed in order to place a long distance call with an MCI calling card: