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"We Interrupt This Online Session..." (Getting Calls While You're Online)

One of the most pressing reasons, besides download speed, for switching to a broadband service is the problem of tying up your phone line while you surf the Net. Call-waiting services by themselves don't help because most modern modems ignore the faint click that call waiting uses to signal you that another call is coming in.

Although you can adjust your modem's sensitivity to call waiting, you do so at the cost of creating a very fragile connection that will constantly hang up when any kind of line noise is encountered. A far better solution is to use one of the new, usually free, telephone answering services that intercept incoming calls and route them to a voice-mail box while playing the caller's message over your computer's speakers. More elaborate versions of these services give you additional options.

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