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How do I shut off phone calls when I'm online?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by StoneyK5, May 22, 2002.

  1. StoneyK5

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    How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    I have call waiting and when I'm online with dial-up, I get shut down from mostly BS calls. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif I thought I saw a download a while back that lets you know on the screen who is calling, so you can take the call or not. Next I'm gonna record my dialup noise and play it back when these Bastids call me while I'm trying to eat supper so they will think they're getting a fax line...rant over... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    I think if you put *70 before the number of the computer you dial into it will solve your problem. Can anyone here verify?
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    concider it verified /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Call the phone company and make sure it's *70 to disable call waiting. You'll have to tell your computer to dial *70 before the number.
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    Thx, can do. But will the computer put it back when I disconnect or do I have to go back and remove the *70 ?
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    *70 is for that call only so no you dont have to go back and undo it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    what windows are you running?
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    Windows ME .
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    If you are using (and i shutter for saying this name) AOhelL then you can go into the properties before you dial out and you can check mark a box in there to shut off call waiting while your online...
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    In my opinion, going to a cable modem is the best choice. I did that and it's the best move I ever made with this computer. Wish I could be more helpfull.
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    Ya know, I was just sitting here at work thinking about the dialup/cable service at home..I'm not on the computer at home long enough to worry about how fast it is. I just have too many other things going on, and I'm outta town nearly every weekend. But, I don't like being knocked off line from some BS phone call is all.
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    I'm on my computer almost constantly, if not me, then a family member. My phone is also in alot of use, so a cable modem was the only way to go. I pay just under $30.00 a month for service, but it's well worth it in my opiniom. I've got the package deal of internet, full digital cable, and telephone through a local cable co. I pay $105.00 for everything. It's saved me over paying each sepreatly. Saves me over $20.00 per month. So I think it's a good deal.
     
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    Re: How do I shut off phone calls when I\'m online?

    I don't know how to do it on ME, but on mine ('98) you do it by going to my computer, then dial up networking, then to the little program that is installed for dial up (not the make new connection thing), do a right click, go to properties, then there is a place to put the dial up number and you just put *70 in front of the dial up number. It might be similar on yours maybe? If you do it that way, then everytime your computer dials up, it disables call waiting.
     

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