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Don't Let Call Waiting Cut Into Your Online Connection
If you carry the call waiting feature on your phone line(s), your dial-up
connection to the Internet (or any other online service) may be interrupted if you
receive a call in the middle of a session. The good news is that it's easy enough to
disable this feature every time you dial out by adding *70, in front of your
number. Of course, this code depends on the phone company, so make sure that it's the
correct code for your calling area/telephone service provider, especially
if you're not in the USA.
For example, if your current dial-up number is 123-4567 change it to *70,123-4567
*70 actually does the disabling of the call waiting feature, and the comma (,)
afterwards simply adds a delay to bypass the acknowledgment of the command. If your
dialer doesn't understand commas in the phone number, try using just *70. To
re-enable call waiting, simply dial *72.
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