In all the tests I performed It worked. I could answer the phone,
talk to someone for 8 seconds* and then hang-up and after a
short delay, and begin surfing the net again. I was able to
access my messages from different telephone number at any time.
I tested all its features and they worked fine. I decided not
to gone in depth because it would be meaningless blabber. So
the answer to the question is Yes It Works! In fact it does
everything they say it can do just fine. This is one of the
few times a manufacturer did not over hype the product. I was
unable to test the modem on a Linux Operating System so I cannot
guarantee that it works but I am 99% sure that it will. It is
also backed by a 5-year warranty so you donít have to worry
about the modem breaking anytime soon and having to buy a new
are some extra qualities about this modem besides Call Waiting
that separate it from the rest of the 56k modems on the market.
You can send and receive faxes (G3 compatible), which is nice
if you want to do this but I would recommend a separate fax
machine if you send and receive faxes often. I donít think there
are many other modems that support this feature or any that
are also G3 compatible. This also has its own built in answering
machine. Besides that you can set up separate voice mailboxes,
each with their own greeting and password. That is a nice feature
if you live with a roommate or donít want everyone in the house
listening to your messages. You can also access these messages
from anywhere in the country. Also you need is a touch-tone
phone (long distance charges may apply). Another great feature
is that you can set it up so that you are automatically paged
when you receive a new message. That way you can always respond
promptly. Last, but no least, it has support for the Linux OS.
This seems to be an emerging OS but itís not big enough to pose
a threat to MS or Windows.
it worth it? Yes! Never miss a call and surf the net on one
phone line! If you have one phone line and donít want to get
two phone lines this is your answer! If you need the above I
would definitely go for this modem! You can also miss messages
and still know whoís through voice mail. Besides that you can
send and receive faxes and this modem works with just about
every OS out there! My final rating is 8.5 doses of 3D Speed!
- 8.0 Performance - 9.0
Overall - 8.5