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dial back

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial back the workouts!
See also: back, dial

dial down

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial down the workouts!
See also: dial, down

pocket dial

1. verb To inadvertently make a phone call by accidentally sitting or otherwise pressing on one's cell phone (typically when it is in one's pocket). A: "Do you know why grandma called me last night?" B: "Oh, I think she just pocket dialed you."
2. noun The act of making such a phone call. I was excited when Jill called me for the first time in months, but she didn't actually want to talk to me—it was just a pocket dial.
See also: dial, pocket

rotary dial

The disk on a rotary telephone that is turned to dial a phone number. I hated having to use a rotary dial as a kid—it's so much easier to dial a phone number by pressing buttons.
See also: dial

*wrong number

1. Lit. an incorrect telephone number. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; dial ~; give someone ~.) He got the wrong number and hung up. When a young child answered, I knew I had the wrong number.
2. Fig. [a state of being] incorrect, late, inaccurate, etc. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Boy, do you have the wrong number! Get with it! You have missed the boat again. You have the wrong number!
See also: number, wrong

dial up

To telephone someone or something: I dialed up my dentist and made an appointment. Would you dial your sister up and ask her what time she's coming over?
See also: dial, up
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With mouse-over functionality showing agent information such as agent ID, name, status, and more, the new dashboard allows for improved use of the computer screen, maximizing visibility for all agents logged into the GC1 Peak Dialer.
Call Though, Callback or Calling Card mobile dialers: These dialers use cellular channel to call out the called party.
Users can install the Google Kitkat Dialer by following the steps mentioned below:
Many of today's solutions leave agents wondering if a call has been answered or left offline until the transferred call has ended or been answered, leaving large gaps and inefficiency and lost calls, but GC1 Peak Dialer ensures that calls are transferred correctly and answered efficiently.
Unlike standalone dialers offered as part of a product portfolio requiring expensive integration, Interaction Dialer includes switching capabilities via the company's contact center automation software, Customer Interaction Center (CIC), eliminating the need to purchase a separate PBX/IP-PBX.
This new integrated solution will be available in mid Q1 2013 to call centers looking for a hosted dialer and word/speech analysis solution.
6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Connect, the leading provider of hosted dialing and communication services, announces new capabilities for GC1 Peak Dialer, a cloud-based dialer with predictive dialer and automated voice messaging capabilities.
As part of IBM SPSS Data Collection 6, IBM SPSS Data Collection Phone Interviews is fully integrated with the Sytel - predictive dialer.
a provider of speech recognition technology, recently announced that United States Patent 6,940,951 was issued on September 6, 2005, for a patent for a Speech-Enabled Automatic Telephone Dialer Name Dialer utilizing a Telephone Application Programming Interface (TAPI).
com/research/5f8e02/north_american_out) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "North American Outbound Dialer Systems Market" to their offering.
GC1's hosted cloud-based dialer platform offers new features to improve agent productivity, while its API offers healthcare and other notification clients easy and cost-effective access to dialer capabilities
To better accomplish this objective, predictive dialers also predict how many outbound calls must be made in order to reach a live person; factoring in up-to-date statistical data from the dialer on the percentage of successful live connections versus the percentage of no answers, busy signals and answering machines/voice mail--all of which must typically be filtered out by the dialer.
OTCBB: VSRV), a low-cost, next-generation Internet Telephony software and service provider, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, VoipSwitch now offers a Vippie softphone dialer for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads.
This study discusses market and technology trends and provides market sizing, market segmentation by country or region, market shares and forecasts for premise-based Outbound Dialer systems in EMEA.
As the dust settles from consumers' rush to sign up for the list, it has become clear that making calls with a predictive dialer will never be the same again.