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answering call waiting

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is there a program that will notify me and let me answer another call using my speakers and mic. simular to the way it's done on webtv.
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by:Otta
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Yes, there is.  Ask your local telephone-company.
If it is available in your area, they offer it.
It notifies you, over the Internet, that another
call is waiting.
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my local phone company never heard of it. somebody told me they saw a program where a phone pops on the screen and you can answer it with your mic and speakers. this what i'm looking for. also can you plug a head set into your modem and use it to answer call waiting?????????????????????  
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by:Otta
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Well, if your local telephone-company hasn't heard of it,
then it is not available in your service-area.
So, you cannot have it, since it is not available to you,
even though it is available in some other areas.
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by:Otta
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Please comment as to why you rejected
my previous proposed-answer.  Thanks.
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my phone company doesn't offer this. i'm looking for another way . can anyone help
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sorry otto, you didn't help me with my problem,and i'm to stuborn to believe there is no other way .........
thanks, wayne
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Well, the "call-waiting" signal is either going
to be received by your modem, and be treated
as "noise" on the line, *OR*
your telephone-company will *NOT* send the signal
to your modem, and will instead, route a message,
over the Internet, to your computer.
If you use your computer to "answer" that message,
then you can communicate with your PC's microphone
and sound-system.

The latter, of course, depends on the telephone-company
being in cooperation with the software company
which supplies the software; since your telephone company
claims to not offer this service, there's no other "answer"
to your request about intercepting a "call-waiting" message.

Well, there is an alternate solution: get an ISDN or an ADSL
connection from your telephone-company; then, the one set of
wires between you and the telephone company is digitally-
multiplexed, so that your data and your voice communications
are interleaved. This also leaves your telephone "not-busy"
while you are  connected to the Internet.  So, a "call-waiting"
signal means that you are already using data and voice,
not just "data", and that *two* people want to "talk" to you,
while you are simultaneously surfing the Internet.
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thanks for the detail
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