OT: Internet question

Simon

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Can any of you help with this one please?

Not wanting to invest in a second phone line and with no Broadband access here, do any of you know of a device that will alert me to the fact someone it trying to phone me when I’m online?

I’m sure I’ve heard of something like it but can’t remember where.

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Like you, I can remember that there was something out there but cant remember its name.

However, wouldnt you be better off getting BT's free answer machine service so people can leave a message even if you're using the line...perhaps even leave an outgoing message to call your mobile?
 

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There is a box of tricks that does just what you want, and does not interupt your dial-up connection like call waiting can - ..........let me have a search ...............cant remember either!
 

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Worth thinking about ISDN too. Much faster than phone line and leaves the line free for calls but by the time you've added u/l internet access to the monthly fee it's the same as broadband

But, if there is no Broadband in the area, like me, it's worth it

Andy
 
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With your help I have the solution.


What I’ve had to do is order BT’s call waiting service @£1.50 per month and buy an internet alert from eBay for £5.00. It will flash and bleep when an incoming call is detected, I pick up the phone and my modem gets disconnected, exactly what I wanted.


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another option is to use BT's call divert and send incoming calls to your mobile.

Andy
 

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