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I want incoming calls to disconnect modem

I setup an old iMac G3 for my mildly autistic nephew to blog with. My sister has a dial-up connection for him and no calling waiting on her phone line. I've set the modem to never disconnect when idle as my sister requested. She's still having one problem with the dial-up setup in general. When she receives an incoming call, she actually wants the Internet connection to drop so she can take the call like her old WebTV did for her or at least know there was an incoming call. I don't see a setting anywhere for this and the only Google solutions I've found are to counter the behavior she is asking for with phone lines unlike hers that have call waiting.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated - whether with a built-in setting, Apple script, or third-party application. Thanks.

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  • darrelld
    darrelld Feb 07, 2008

    My sister's iMac is running OS X Tiger (10.4...). Thanks for the link, but that seems to refer to configuring a modem to allow for Remote Access with scripting. I found that in my search, too, but passed over it.

    After speaking again with my sister, she told me that I assumed incorrectly about her phone line. She actually does have call waiting, which usually interrupts connections for other Mac OS X users, but not her.

  • darrelld
    darrelld Feb 07, 2008

    thespark - awesome! That makes sense to me. I'll hook her up with an external. Thanks!

    cammedic - thanks again for your input.

  • darrelld
    darrelld Mar 13, 2009

    Thanks thespark! That's the info I needed.

    Cammedic - your help is appreciated also.

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    This might be helpful: Apple

    Beyond that, What OS is the iMac running?


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Resume call is a function of the modem...
Unless that G3s modem has a firmware update to allow this,
I think you are looking at a new external modem.
Look for V.92 on the box

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

  • B Helling Feb 07, 2008

    Oh yeah .. OMT... (one more thing..) Her phone service has to have call waiting... Most stndrd plans do ... Cheers and thanks..


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