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Phone calls via Motorola type II smartnet

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Airdorn

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Hey all.

I've been monitoring a FedEx Motorola type II Smartnet system here in Memphis... it gets little use, but occasionally I'll hear someone pick-up the "phone", dial a 7 digit phone number, and have a conversation. There's a few beeps here and there indicating much more is going on.

Since monitoring phone calls is illegal and those kinds of conversations are terribly boring anyway, I move on when I hear it.

My scanner has an "I-Call" feature and the "phone call" definitely seems to be a part of that.

My question is, what is this called, specifically? In radio sales, is this some kind of selling feature of the radio system, or some kind of unintended consequence of I-call?

Thanks!
 

clanusb

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is it the radio to phone feature? i have that cap. on my mts2000, but its never used.
 

fineshot1

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On a Motorola Smartnet or Smartzone Trunk System its called a "Telephone Interconnect" but its mostly not used except for some reason the military seems to like it.
 

n2mdk

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It's an autopatch type system used to connect the radio to the landline system. It's not part of the I-Call system but since it uses those same type 7 digit numbers starting with 7 that the radios pick up for I-Calls
It gets used a lot on the ISU system and for whatever reason someone on the Ames system calls the Whataburger in Corpus Christi TX to hear the weather report on a daily basis.
 
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