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    Caller ID program to show incoming calls while online

    I'm looking for a program that will show if someone tries to call while I am dialed up to the internet. All I can seem to find is programs that are more like call centers. If anyone knows of something like this or can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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    As opposed to Caller ID they make like a call waiting type box called Catch-a-Call that will blink a light at you if you have an incoming call and you can switch over for a little bit of time to see who it is and what they want. you can find that at http://www.catch-a-call-online.com/ .

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    Look into the v92 compatible modems. They have the ability to suspend your connection when you recieve a call and show who is calling, i think. The only problem is you isp must support it.
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    I have been using this one for a few days and so for it works quite well! I can't remember what it does if I'm connected to the internet and a call comes in "I have cable" but, it's worth a look see.

    Hope that it helps and it's free!

    http://phonetray.traysoft.com/

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    Several years ago I used 'Callwave'. It was a free program and you could download it from the web. It will tell you of incoming calls and has a caller ID function also.
    I don't know what it is like now days but if you wish to check it out: Go Here
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    Yep, I have Callwave. It's basically an answering machine where people leave a message and shows their phone number. The software is free but you need to sign up for "Call forward on busy" (or something like that) from your phone company.

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    Thanks to all that replied. I did find what I was looking for in PhoneTray. I downloaded and installed both Callwave and PhoneTray, but decided to go with PhoneTray. Growing impatient while sitting around waiting on someone to call, I decided PhoneTray was more of what I was looking for. Callwave looks like a real good program, it includes your own 1-800 and fax number. The only thing I would have bad to say about PhoneTray is that sometimes while online it doesn't show the incoming call number, it just shows N/A. That's not a real big deal as long as it shows the incoming call to me, besides it is still beta. Thanks again all.
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    Another vote for PhoneTray!

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    dolemite,

    ^5 to moxnix and mjk for callwave, been sold on it for quite awhile now. It hasn't let me down and the price was/is great! $000.00

    Or if you do have a need for a better modem, jinxy's right on the mark with the v92's!

    So now that being said it looks like I can't make up my mind. I guess moxnix's pooch better move over....

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