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Phone Line Splitter

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by DJ [email protected], Dec 14, 2001.

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  1. DJ P@CkMaN

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    hey all, i know u can get a phone line splitter that allows normal phone calls and internet use over one line at the same time but these are for ADSL and i dont know if they will work for ordinary dial-up. question time!! :) will it work with normal dial-up?? how much does one cost?? is there an alternative other than 2 ph lines??? and any other info??
    thanks
     
  2. Monk_

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    No, an phone line with POTS (plain old telephone service) is analog. When the line goes off hook to dial, whether from a phone, fax, modem or autodialer the line is in use and cannot be used by a second device. DSL is digital and runs on the available bandwidth not used by an analog device thus allowing use by a digital and analog device at the same time.
    The alternative to POTS is ISDN but you need deep pockets.
     
  3. angel

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    In addition, what you're referring to is not a splitter at all. It's simpy a filter placed on the line to any normal phone devices to prevent interference between. Although the normal phones will, in some cases, still work without the filter, I've seen modems and faxes that do not.
     
  4. Bryan

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    Not exactly what your looking for but this device allows you to put your internet connection on hold, take a short phone call and when done switch back to your active net connection. The length of time available for the call, before your net connection disconnects, varies by phone company. It also requires the CallWaiting service feature from your phone company.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=I502-1000

    TigerDirect is based in the US but here's the international sales phone number 305-415-2201 or 2202
     
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