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A few new arrows in NET's quiver of services
One of several new services recently introduced by New England Telephone in the Boston area - if it catches on - may help keep parents and their teen-agers from going to war over telephone rights.
Called "Ringmate Distinctive Ring Service," the service allows up to three separate lines to ring on the same telephone, each marked by a distinctive chiming pattern. Mom's phone, for example, would ring with one long tone, while her sons and daughters would answer to two short rings, explained John Johnson, NET associate director of media relations.
Those with a home business could also employ Ringmate to help them differentiate personal calls from business calls. Free-lancers and others who know the dread of sitting down to dinner anticipating a late business call might find Ringmate a welcome aid to digestion. …