Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northwestern Ontario
do u have dialup but still know who's calling when online?
Some of the fights at our house are about the fact that my parents can't answer the phone when I'm online. We need be able to receive our incoming calls while online.
I've heard of Catch A Call. It's from Radio Shack. We no longer have Radio Shack. I need some type of caller ID device while online, so that my parents and I can stop fighting.
Could I get something to download or would I have to buy a device to attach to the computer?
Would I need to get a certain modem? 56K V.92 dialup compatible modems? I don't know alot about computers, so I'm lost.
I want Internet Call Waiting, Online Caller ID, Modem on Hold feature. I think this means if I'm online and someone calls the internet automatically disconnects. I'm unsure if I'm right about this? but I do know that this is a feature that I want.
Can anyone recommend a free download at best or something that has worked for them. Thanks.
I saw this one:
US Robotics 56K USB Faxmodem Model 5633A
Item Number 512372
$89.95 CAD Staples Business Depot
The U.S. Robotics 56K USB Faxmodem combines the ease and convenience of USB Plug and Play setup and use with the feature-rich advantages offered by V.92 technology. The ControlCenter utility makes the most of your modem’s V.92 functionality. Quick Connect cuts dial-up connection time and gets you online faster. Modem on Hold identifies incoming calls and enables you to take a call without losing your Internet connection. V.PCM Upstream allows for sending e-mail and attachments faster. USB connection allows for a hot-swap installation without the need for an additional power supply for operation.
Compatible with both V.92 and V.90 standards
Includes the best of V.92: Quick Connect, Modem on Hold, and V.PCM Upstream
Simple USB Plug and Play installation and hot swappable
USB powered – no need for an external power supply
Designed for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and XP operating systems - We have Windows XP
Receive incoming calls while on the Internet
ControlCenter for optimum modem performance
Fax and communications software included
Delayed and broadcast faxing capability
Caller ID support†
Digital line guards helps protect your modem from potentially damaging digital or PBX phone lines
Install with the Plug and Play convenience of USB – hot swappable design, doesn’t need an additional power supply for operation
Take incoming calls while online without losing your Internet connection
Send faxes from any Windows application
Customize the user interface to suit your preferences - Unsure how to do this
Send faxes and e-mails, surf the Web, even take incoming calls, all with your 56K* USB Faxmodem
Download software updates automatically
† Call Waiting and Caller ID require service from your local phone company.
* We already have call waiting and caller ID when I'm not online.
Does this sound like a good choice? Thanks.
You had me at hello.