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AT&T Repeat Dialing (*66)

Learn how to use Repeat Dialing when you make a call and get a busy signal.


ArticleINSTRUCTIONS & INFO

Learn to set up and use Repeat Dialing

When you make a call and get a busy signal, use Repeat Dialing to try the number again for the next 30 minutes. When the line is free, you will hear a special short-short-long ring. You can add this feature to your monthly service or use Repeat Dialing on a pay-per-use basis.

Activate
  1. After calling and getting a busy signal, hang up the phone.
  2. Pick the phone back up, and at the dial tone, press *66.
    • If the line is available, the call will go through.
    • If the line is busy, you may hear an announcement and this feature will automatically retry every 60 seconds for the next 30 minutes.
    • When the call goes through, you will hear a special ring back: two short rings and one long ring. When you hear the special ring, pick up your receiver.

Deactivate
If you want to stop Repeat Dialing before the called number is available:
  1. Press *86 at the dial tone.
  2. After the announcement, hang up.

Helpful hints
  • If you pick up the phone after the special ring and get a busy signal, the other person is already on another call.
  • Repeat Dialing works for more than one busy number at a time and signals you when one is free; however, it can't tell you which number it is.
  • You can still make and receive calls while Repeat Dialing is working to access your party.
  • If calls are dialed to a number outside your local calling area, usage or long distance charges may apply.

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