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Messaging enables you to send high-quality, written message from the screen of your TONTO to that of another TONTO owner, and receive messages back, over the telephone network. Messaging provides written communication with the speed and convenience of a telephone call.

Messaging is suitable for much of the correspondence you typically need to send, in or out of the office. Using Messaging, you can now send messages when before you'd have sent:

  • telexes
  • memos
  • letters
  • agendas and minutes of meetings
  • personal notes, etc

It can also act as a useful backup to the telephone, enabling you to immediately confirm the contents of a call, or leave a message for someone who has not answered the phone.

Messaging is straightforward, because to send a message all you need is the telephone number of the TONTO owner you want to receive the message. Unlike telex (and some other systems) Messaging ensures that the text of your message is received exactly as you sent it.

Platform : BT Merlin TONTO
Format : Cartridge
Publisher : British Telecom Business Systems
Authors : Psion
Date : 1984
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Other Software by British Telecom Business Systems:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
M1811 Rompack with Xchange British Telecom Business Systems BT Merlin TONTO Cartridge 1984
Messaging British Telecom Business Systems BT Merlin TONTO Cartridge 1984

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH67201. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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