Internet Call Waiting
Yes, you can stay online without missing important calls when you are using dial-up internet!
PhoneTray Dialup will notify you when someone is calling while you are online. You can choose to take the call or ignore the call. With PhoneTray you can put internet on hold and answer incoming calls without disconnecting from the internet.
Plus, you get full-featured Caller ID software that shows and speaks callers name and number, logs all your incoming calls, blocks unwanted calls and zaps telemarketers.
Get phone calls when online
PhoneTray Dialup lets you receive and screen phone calls while you are online. The program uses your V.92 modem and Call Waiting service from your phone company to detect an incoming call. If you have Caller ID on Call Waiting, also called Call Waiting ID or Visual Call Waiting, PhoneTray will show the caller's name and number, so you can decide if you want to answer the call or ignore it. If your internet provider supports Modem-on-Hold, you can put internet on hold, take a call and continue browsing after you finish talking.
Other Internet Call Waiting services like AOLCallAlert, CallWave, Pagoo or BuzMe transfer your calls to their call centers. They know who's calling you and can subject your callers to advertisement. PhoneTray Dialup doesn't transfer your calls anywhere. It uses your modem to get Caller ID information supplied by your phone company. So your privacy is protected and you are in complete control of your calls!
Know who is calling when online and offline
PhoneTray uses your modem to identify the callers before you answer the phone. You must subscribe to the Caller ID service from your phone company and have a Caller ID capable modem.
PhoneTray shows a balloon with the caller's name and number. The program also announces incoming calls using text-to-speech engine.
You can set a different ringtone for each caller or type of callers. 20 ringtones are included with the program plus you can use any wav file.
Keep a complete history of your incoming calls
PhoneTray logs all incoming calls received while you are online or offline. It keeps the date, time, name and phone number of each call. You can view a complete call history or calls received today, this week or this month. You can select what type of calls you want to see - all calls, local calls, long distance calls etc.
Call history is stored in a standard CSV file and can be edited and exported to other programs using Microsoft Excel.
Protect your privacy
Privacy Manager allows you to configure how PhoneTray handles incoming calls. For example, you can set PhoneTray to automatically answer all calls from private (blocked) numbers after first ring and play a message telling the caller to unblock his/her number.
PhoneTray can block calls from specific numbers or reject any other type of unwanted calls (blocked number, out of area etc.) by answering and playing selected message. Several useful messages are included with PhoneTray. You can also record your own wav files and use them with the program.
If you don't want to be bothered by late calls you can set your "quiet time" and PhoneTray will block all calls during that time. Important numbers can be marked so they ring through anytime.
All Privacy Manager settings including names and numbers are stored in a standard CSV file and can be imported from or exported to other programs using Microsoft Excel.
Zap telemarketing and other unwanted calls
PhoneTray can automatically 'zap' telemarketers with a special 'number disconnected' tone. After receiving this tone telemarketer's computer will delete your number from its database. The program can play Federal 'do-not-call' warning forcing telemarketers to remove you from their calling lists - by law!
You can set the program to reject unwanted calls manually or automatically after selected number of rings. If you select to zap the calls manually the program pop-ups a dialog and lets you decide if you want to zap this call or not.
* Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows Vista
* V.92 Modem (more info)
* Call Waiting service from your phone company
* Call Waiting Caller ID service recommended
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1. Download PhoneTray Setup file.
Click one of the links above. A window will open asking what you want to do with a file called 'PhoneTrayDialup.exe'. Click Save (sometimes labelled Save to Disk). The Save In window appears. From the Save In field, click the down arrow then click to select Desktop and click Save. The file will download to your desktop. If the Download Complete window appears, click Close. The new icon appears on your desktop.
2. Run PhoneTray Setup and follow PhoneTray Setup Wizard.
Double-click the new icon on the desktop labeled 'PhoneTrayDialup.exe'. You might see a confirmation message, asking if you want to run software from 'Traysoft Inc.'. That's us, so go ahead and click Run. PhoneTray Setup Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the installation.
3. Configure PhoneTray.
After installing PhoneTray Dialup please restart your computer. PhoneTray will pop up a dialog asking what modem you use to connect to the internet. Select your modem from the list and click OK. PhoneTray will check what features are supported by the modem. Click Done and you are all set.
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