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dial in (or into)

Definition of dial in or into in English:

Access a computer system or service remotely via a telephone line: there’s no need to dial in to see if you have mail remote workers or travelling employees can dial into the data network
More example sentences
  • So each time I dial in for mail and, perhaps, a little surf session, a meter starts back at the phone exchange and the pennies begin to tick away.
  • This address will normally change each time you dial in, which makes it hard for a hacker to identify your individual machine.
  • Once you dial in to your ISP, all you have to do is load whatever browser you want to use.
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