Call Waiting

From: Fred Horvat (aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 12/15/92-10:26:10 AM Z

From: aa778@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Fred Horvat)
Subject: Call Waiting
Date: Tue Dec 15 10:26:10 1992


    This is nothing new but it maybe of help to some of you.  It is 
concerning call waiting and using your modem.  As you know if you 
have call waiting and you are online via modem and you get a phone 
call it knocks you off-line.  You can temporally disable call 
waiting by punching in *70 on touch tone or dialing 1170 on pulse 
type phones before dialing out.  Once you hang up call waiting is 
automatically reactivated!
    What this leads me to is that you can have you communications
software automatically dial these number first for you.  You have 
to make sure you insert a pause long enough after the string so the 
phone has time to react.  You will have to look in your 
software to see hoe to insert pauses for some it is commas or 
spaces.  For those of you with call waiting it is worth trying out.

                                                Fred Horvat
                                                Your Atari Portfolio SYGOP

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