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contemporary use of flash and flash-override?]]

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  • blitz716
    Could also be as many services are in the PSTN, pre-dial sequence, like *1192, NPA-Nxx-xxxx
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2011
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      Could also be as many services are in the PSTN, pre-dial sequence, like
      *1192, NPA-Nxx-xxxx

      Sam Etler wrote:
      > I don't know specifics but could be something as simple as how the GETS
      > system is configured in the toll PSTN networks. Basically special
      > programming that gives priority to certain calls based on a set of criteria
      > (database dip for instance). In the case of AT&T I don't think it will kill
      > active calls but it will do all sorts of fun tricks to try to deliver a call
      > well above and beyond what takes place for a normal call. I believe it will
      > attempt multiple routes until the call either completes or the caller hangs
      > up in disgust.
      >
      > sam
      >
      > On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM, Mike Walker <thecloudboy@...> wrote:
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      >> A friend in the USAF said he had heard that Lt. Gen. Terry L. Gabreski used
      >> a "flash-override" command on 9-11-2001 to cut through busy circuits and
      >> reach other key USAF leaders from her office. If this is true, does that
      >> mean that despite the changes prior to 2001 in the DSN system flash and
      >> flash-override are still enabled? How are they manifest if there's no
      >> longer
      >> a specific button for them on phones?
      >>
      >>
      >> Mike
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