How can I automaticaly disconnect my dialin when a call comes in?

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I don't have call waiting and I don't have a second line.

    I know Web TV auto disconnects when a call comes in and I

    don't believe you need call waiting for that feature to

    work. Is there a product I can buy to plug into the phone

    line that will do what I need? And it needs to work with

    reasonable accuracy.. Meaning I don't want to disconnect

    only to have the person hang up.

    Any info as always will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    You need to have call waiting. Otherwise the switch will just send out a busy signal and the call will never reach your house.

    A Call Waiting Modem can do this for you
     
  3. Zbigniew

    Zbigniew Stunt Coordinator

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    Brett,

    you do need a call waiting - otherwise phone CO switch has no way to tell your modem that there is a call incoming (unles you have an ISDN line).

    Also, look at V.94 modems - it is a part of specification for this new brand of modems to support call waiting. You will have predefined (configurable) amount of time to pick up phone, talk, and reconnect to ISP. It will be few minutes at best, or if you keep talking your call will get dropped.

    Check with your ISP if they do support or plan on suporting V.94.

    Without V.94, and with call waiting enabled, your modem connection will get abruptly dropped when second call arrives. With V.94 you will get a message, _could_ answer voice call, and return to modeming without redialing in.

    _zjt
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Thanks for the replies fellas..

    I was 99% positive that you had to have a call waiting

    service enabled on the line for anything like that to work.

    I am not a Telecomm guy so I wasn't positive.

    I will email my ISP and ask them what all they currently

    support.. last time I checked it was V.90 and K56Flex. I

    don't think they support V.92 or V.94 yet.
     

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