Caller ID Using MSComm?

Posted on 2001-08-13
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Does anyone know if I could use the MSComm object to do the following:

     1. Detect ring

     2. Get caller ID info

     3. Detect if phone line is being used?

I would appreciate showing me the codes if the above are possible.

Thanks so much!
Question by:limva
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Socr420 earned 50 total points
ID: 6383189
I used to have a program that showed me caller ID info.  BUT, that software came with a modem that had caller ID support on it.  If your modem does support caller ID information (check your manual), then you could probably do it through basic modem commands (also, look in your modem's manual).

Author Comment

ID: 6384431
Thanks for your comment, Sorc420.  I never thought to look into my modem.  I'll do that today.  If my modem does not support caller ID, which I'm almost sure it doesn't, then I'll go and buy one that does.  I'll let you know...

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ID: 6386628
Good luck on finding one, cause the caller ID chipset was a phase that manufacturers were in to a while back.  It'll be hard finding a modem with a caller ID chipset.
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Author Comment

ID: 6395577
Sorry Sorc420, I haven't had the chance to check out a caller ID modem yet.  Somebody told me that any voice modem would be caller ID capable.  I'll check it out and let you know in a few days.


Expert Comment

ID: 6397094
No prob.  Any voice modem, huh?  

Expert Comment

ID: 6417948
Find anything out yet?

Author Comment

ID: 6422466
Hi Socr420. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. I read some articles on the internet that most voice modems would support caller ID, but when I tried a voice modem yesterday, it apparently did not have caller ID support, so it didn't do the job. The only modem I have seen with that feature so far was an external US Robotics, but I don't want an external modem.
Although I still haven't resolved this problem, your comments about the requirement of the caller ID feature in a modem is a good one, so I am giving you the 50 points with an 'A' rating!
Thanks so much!

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