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Wilky
20-08-2004, 06:41 PM
I've always been curious of this but never tried it. I've noticed the "recall" button on most phones but don't know what it does. I heard a story of someone getting banned from runescape (online game) because he paid using a toll number, and someone pressed the recall button, ending up costing the company that runs runescape $70, or so I'm told. What exactly does the button do?

Mike
20-08-2004, 06:46 PM
If you have call-waiting, pressing recall will switch between calls. If you work in a place with an internal phone system, you can often press recall to dial another extension for forwarding calls etc.

Mike.

ilikelinux
20-08-2004, 06:54 PM
the recall button does exactly what the name says.
it re dials the last number dialed.

Mike
20-08-2004, 06:59 PM
:D

> the recall button does exactly what the name says.
> it re dials the last number dialed.

Uh, that would be the redial button, not the recall button ;)

Mike.

agent_24
20-08-2004, 07:11 PM
whenever i press it it erases any number stored in the recall memory and "re-starts" the phone. pressing it while talking cuts you off.

ilikelinux
20-08-2004, 07:28 PM
>Uh, that would be the redial button, not the recall button
>
>Mike.

Fine then it recalls the last number called?

godfather
20-08-2004, 07:37 PM
Recall should do the same as a "hook flash", which is the equivalent of a short (~700 mS) "hang-up and pick-up".

It signals a PABX (or similar services enabled on your phone line) to perform the appropriate action. In the case of a PABX it allows a transfer of a call etc.

metla
21-08-2004, 12:02 PM
hmmm.......I just pressed mine and it gave me visions of secret caverns below the surface of mars,dusgruntled mine workers,mutants and machines left behind by an anciant civilsation for terraforrming the planet.


Looking closely though it apears to be a Total Recall button.

Baldy
21-08-2004, 12:26 PM
I push the recall button and all my haggis's come back.