Internet Alert solves the problem of engaged
tones without the unnecessary expense of a second line and monthly
rental charges. Ideal for both home and office use with a compatible
Most Internet users share
a single telephone line for all Internet and telephone
activities. During Internet sessions, incoming calls are
missed. Internet Alert is the cost-effective way
to create a virtual second line.
Using Call Waiting telephone service,
Internet Alert identifies the presence of an incoming
call and gives the user the option to take the second
call or carry on surfing.
Alerts Internet user to the presence of a call waiting by
bleeping and flashing LED.
Users have the choice of ignoring second call or answering.
Internet Alert automatically disconnects the modem
and connects the call waiting caller if the user decides to answer.
Multi coloured LED provides a visual indication of modem
connection - acts as a reminder and prevents prolonged unnoticed
Compatible with all computer modems.
Requires Call Waiting service from BT / Cable company.
Installs between the computer modem and phone socket.
I was under the impression the Call Waiting tone disconnected
your Internet connection automatically. In fact I already have
the Call Waiting service and I disable it before I use the Internet.
The unit has been designed to constantly check ( " sniff
" ) the telephone line for the Call Waiting tone and it will
not interrupt / treminate your Internet connection. The unit will
not work without this service being active so do not disable.
Will I detect an incoming FAX ?
you use a single line for shared Internet and Fax and you hear
a fax tone after answering the call, simply press the Start
button on your fax to begin receiving. Make sure your fax machine
is plugged into the jack marked PHONE on the back of the Internet
How much does Call Waiting cost ?
of August 2001, BT charge £1.50 per month, This charge is
subject to change so you should check with BT for the current
price by dialling 150. Cable companies typically charge £1
per month if this service is selected on its own. However, BT
is promoting other services such as Call Minder, Caller Display
etc. into a value plan. For example, two services from BT cost
£1.83 per month, again this charge should be check by phoning
for the latest price.
many phones and other related products can be connected to a telephone
Answer: The total REN value should not exceed 4. The Internet
Alert 510 has a REN value of 0. Most telephone products have
a REN value of 1 or less. Consequently, using the Internet Alert
510 will not result in you exceeding the maximum REN value of 4.
Cheaper than a new phone line.
Homes and Offices with only one phone line need no longer
miss calls that come in while they are on the Internet.
New Scientist Magazine
I had no problems installing the smart orange Alert 510
and it worked perfectly first time
The Alert is worth a look Daily Express
What a bargain! Mac Format Issue 92
Comtechs Internet Alert will save you a great deal
of frustration when you get calls whilst youre on the net.
The best weve seen. The Mirror
What you need is this friendly little orange box called
the Internet Alert 510 from Comtech. Picking up the phone automatically
disconnects the modem and connects the waiting caller, so theres
no faffing around. T3 Issue 48
"I like this one. Very nice indeed. Bargain" Liza
Tarbuck Channel 4 Big Breakfast show live
"Unless you enjoy the luxury of
two telephone lines at home, heading online to surf the net means
you may miss an important phone call.
One solution is Comtech's Internet Alert 510 - a real find at
the Tomorrow's World Live Show at Earl's Court recently. It works
only when you have Call-Waiting facility activated on your BT
or Cable telephone line.
The Alert 510 plugs into the phone socket, while both the modem
and phone leads plug into the unit. Thereafter, when you go online
using the PC modem, either to send and receive e-mail's or to
surf the net, the Alert 510 shows a green LED light while monitoring
When someone rings you, the green light turns
red and you hear a beeping noise. When you lift the phone receiver,
the modem is automatically cut off and you can have a conversation.
When your call is over, click on the refresh
button of the web browser and you will be reconnected to the Internet.
If you don't answer the call, you might still be able to find
out who was calling using the 1471 "Last Number" feature.
I had no problem installing the smart orange
Alert 510 and it worked perfectly first time. Some users may have
to make a minor tweak or two to their modem settings on the PC,
but these are explained clearly in the accompanying six-page manual.
The modem session has to be active for 60
seconds for the unit to work, and it is powered by a plug-in mains
When you are in surfing heaven, phone calls
from your children's friends may seem an irrelevance, but here
is a device that may help maintain some semblance of family harmony"
Tim Wapshott - The Times
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