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Using MessageBank with my dial up Internet

by Community Manager on ‎25-07-2014 12:57 PM

Telstra Home Messages 101 will take your calls while your are busy on the Internet. However, in some instances, your dial up modem may mistakenly think the 'Stutter Dial Tone' from your Telstra Home Messages 101 service is a fault of some sort. To easily resolve this, you can amend the dial up settings of your modem so that it will continue to dial up even though it is receiving a 'Stutter Dial Tone'. This is at times referred to as Blind Dial and requires you to make some changes to your modem initialisation settings. Contact your Internet Service Provider for assistance.

BigPond Dial Up customers can call BigPond Dial Up Residential/Business Technical Support on 133 933 .

How to set Blind Dial on some popular operating systems.

 

Windows 98: 
Go to: 
Start; 
Settings; 
Control Panel; 
Modems; 
Properties; 
Connection; 
under call preferences, De-select wait for dial tone before dialling; 
OK.

 

Windows 2000: 
Go to: 
Start; 
Settings; 
Control Panel; 
Phone and Modem Options; 
Modems Tab, Select your modem, and click on Properties; 
Under 'Dial Control' De-select wait for dial tone before dialling, OK.

 

Apple Macintosh: 
Go to: 
Apple Menu; 
Control Panel; 
Modems; 
Check the 'Ignore Dial Tone' box.