esperar el tonointransitive verb phrase
a. to wait for the dial tone (United States)
Tienes que esperar el tono antes de marcar el número.You have to wait for the dial tone before dialing the number.
b. to wait for the dialling tone (United Kingdom)
Creo que este teléfono no funciona. Llevo un rato esperando el tono, y nada.I think this phone doesn't work. I've been waiting for the dialling tone for a while, but nothing happens.
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