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Dial-up Question

by lilShortZaznXboi / September 4, 2005 2:42 AM PDT

Im using SBC Dial up and I want my modem to disconnect automatically when im recieving a call. Anyone Know how can I configure my modem to do this? Any help would be appreciated.

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Call Waiting Modem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2005 2:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Dial-up Question

Not every modem can do this. But there are CALL WAITING MODEMS that have shown this capability.


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(NT) (NT) Do I have to pay every month?
by lilShortZaznXboi / September 4, 2005 2:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Call Waiting Modem.
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Are you asking the right person?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2005 9:58 PM PDT

I would direct that question to who provides call waiting or such.

As to the call waiting modem that might fix that, the cost is low enough that most will be able to pay for it without monthly payments, but I am just guessing.


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Net waiting
by phil66 / September 5, 2005 1:14 AM PDT


The program is call netwaiting and as Bob said it comes with certain modems.

I use a zoom modem and creative blaster also has one.

The cost around 30.00 for modem which includes software to install netwaiting.

Google netwaiting for farther information.

The program requires call waiting from the phone company for about $1.50 per month.



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When you do know please tell me
by Mike Delling / September 5, 2005 8:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Dial-up Question

My internet address is
You can get a second telephone line I do know. But this is expensive.

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(NT) (NT) What additional info are you needing
by phil66 / September 5, 2005 11:37 AM PDT
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Disconnecting modem....still having problems ?
by Papa Echo / September 28, 2005 1:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Dial-up Question

Do you mean you want to disconnect the modem when you receive a voice call ? Why would you want to do that ? Are you rying to find a ''voice call priority'' setup whereby when you are on the internet, you still can receive your phone calls ?

You may need your ISP/phone company to help you set it up. You may also need a special software, and an ISP which support V92 and a V92 modem. A discussion is found HERE. The modem may not be disconnected, but you get notified that there are calls comming in.

You can also ask your phone company to provide a ''hunting line'', if available, where you get more than one line for a single phone number which will of course cost more. Well, not many things are free.

If available, DSL may be be an option ?

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