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Amazon.com Product Description AT&T CallVantagesm
Service from AT&T is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service that utilizes the latest in Internet technology to deliver features that are beyond the means of traditional phone companies. With VoIP, calls are transmitted over the Internet, allowing you to communicate nationwide for a single monthly fee. You pay additional charges only for international calls, which are billed at competitive prices. (AT&T CallVantage Service treats calls to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada as domestic calls.) Plus, AT&T's Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) provides high voice quality.
| AT&T CallVantage Service offers easy 1-2-3 hardware setup: |
1. Plug phone cord and computer cable into adapter.
2. Plug adapter into broadband modem.
3. Log onto Personal Call Manager and open your account.
AT&T CallVantage Service is easy to set up. To establish an account, just follow the instructions on the welcome letter, included in the box. Setting up the hardware is also very simple: just plug the telephone adapter into your existing phone and plug the other end into your cable or DSL modem. All DSL and cable modems with an Ethernet port and at least 90 Kbps upstream and downstream speed are supported, as well as both Windows computers and Macs.
In addition to the standard features you expect from your traditional phone company, like caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling, and call forwarding, AT&T CallVantage Service provides a number of features made possible only by use of Internet Protocol technology. You can have voice mail forwarded to your e-mail inbox as an attachment, and then forward that attachment to relevant third parties. You can take your home area code with you when you travel, so your family or work can reach you without paying long-distance rates. And, with an elaborate variation of call forwarding known as "Locate Me," you can maintain a list of places you'll be visiting; when you're out, AT&T CallVantage Service will ring them in sequence (or all at once) until it finds you.
Accessible either by phone or the Internet, the Phone Feature Manager provides access to a phone directory that can store up to 250 numbers, to call logs (incoming and outgoing for the last 60 days), and to many of your other phone settings. A reverse lookup feature lets you access the name and address information of an incoming caller, while the add-to-Phone Book feature lets you move any number from your call log to your Phone Book with the touch of a single button. A display-and-dial feature lets you easily call any number displayed in either your call log or Phone Book, and you can set up to nine speed dial entries. Taken together, that's a lot for a phone service to do. With all the features that AT&T's CallVantage Service makes possible, you can simplify and organize your communications like never before.
What's in the Box
A telephone adapter for use with AT&T CallVantage Service, a 12-volt, 1-amp DC power adapter, a telephone line cord, an Ethernet cable, manuals, and service and promotional information
Terms and Conditions
Buying this item signifies your intention to sign up for AT&T CallVantage Service and to pay a monthly subscription fee. For details about how the Service works and for complete terms and conditions, visit www.att.com/amazon.
From the Manufacturer
Service takes your home phone to an entirely new levelone that completely outperforms what traditional telephones can do and revolutionizes how you stay connected. To use the Service, all you need is a cable or DSL connection. (Subscription required.* Instructions included.)
When you receive the Telephone Adapter (TA), simply follow the accompanying instructions to sign up for AT&T CallVantage Service. Then, connect a corded or cordless phone to the TA, connect the TA to your cable or DSL modem, and you can immediately make unlimited local and long distance telephone callsnationwideover your high speed connection. You can also enjoy some of the lowest international per-minute rates from AT&T, which can save you up to 45% on international calls!**
AT&T CallVantage Service is a breakthrough service that lets you get more from your home phone than you ever imagined.
Make unlimited local and long distance calls (including calls to Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Get great savings on international calls, too.
Manage your account and access all the great AT&T CallVantage Service features at your convenience, 24/7/365, anywhereover the phone or online using a personal web page.
Choose a new home phone number when you sign up and keep your numberfor life! Also, you may be able to transfer your existing home number to AT&T CallVantage Service so you will never miss a call. You can even keep the same home phone number if you move.
Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) technology provides high voice quality.
Your favorite standard features like Call Waiting, Caller ID***, and Call Forwarding are all included. Plus, you get powerful new features that are not available through regular phone service such as:
- Locate Me****. When you're not home, your calls find you. Your home phone will ring up to five different phones that you choose, one number at a time or all at once.
- Do Not Disturb. Schedule quiet time without missing urgent calls.
- Conference Calling*****. Hold conference calls with up to 10 people.
- Speed Dial. Just click your mouse to dial your most important numbers.
- Voicemail + eFeatures = Turn voicemail into talking email.
When you travel in the U.S., just bring along your TA, and AT&T CallVantage Service can travel with you. All you need is a telephone and a cable or DSL connection at your destination to access the Service.
AT&T CallVantage Service is PC and MAC friendly. You'll need Internet Explorer 5.5 (for Windows), or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.X or Apple Safari 1.0 (on Mac OS 9 or OS X) to access the AT&T CallVantage Service Web site.
* Monthly rate includes domestic, direct-dialed calls only. Service will not function during power outage. See Web site provided in AT&T CallVantage Telephone Adapter for important information about 911 dialing.
** Savings based on weighted average of calling to all countries, compared to the lead plan of AT&T as of 7/1/04. International calls are billed at additional per-minute rates and may have different feature capabilities. See Web site, www.att.com/amazon
*** Caller ID equipment required.
**** Available in the continental U.S. only.
***** Personal Conferencing is currently available free of charge, but may become a paid feature in the future.