A dial tone interrupted by several short gaps, indicating the arrival of new voicemail messages to the user.
- The User hears a stutter tone when he/she goes off hook and there is a message waiting.
- I have no voice mail indicator light on my phone or any stutter tones when voice mail is left for me.
- However, if you attempt to use a modem and the stutter tone is in effect, you will not be able to dial out.
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Syllabification: stut·ter tone
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