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In Plain English: The "boings" (tones) in conference calls?

Conference calls are a staple of the American workplace. Sometimes though, little things about them can drive us crazy. Like the “boing”. You know, the electronic tone that alerts you when someone has joined your call.
For most people, it’s a great feature which helps you keep track of when people join or leave your call.
Sometimes though, that “boing” is unwelcome. The most common scenario for “boing frustration” is on larger calls. When you’ve got a large number of people joining a call, the tones can be highly distracting.

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