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Catch-A-Call Telephone Line Sharing Device for Phone, Fax, and Internet


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  • Works with any computer and operating system
  • Caller ID and voicemail compatible
  • Requires only 1 phone line
  • Incoming call indicator
  • Simple to connect; 1-year warranty
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Product Description

Catch-A-Call lets you receive phone calls and faxes while online with just one phone line. An advanced phone line sharing device, Catch-A-Call puts your Internet connection on hold while you take a call or fax. It's easy to use and install, and is compatible with any computer or browser. There's no software to install and it does not affect the speed of your modem. Internet service can be put on "hold" for an average of 20 to 30 seconds. Includes AC power adapter. Call Waiting service required for operation.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006HCI3
  • Item model number: CAC-BLC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,176 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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Customer Reviews

And of course no duh you need call waiting.
jjg
The catch-a-call catchs my call, but it does not let me see who's calling and according to this device it is caller id compatible.
koolt
On some rare occasions, when I picked up the call, I would only here the modem static of my computer instead of the caller.
Frank Forrest

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By edouard on January 31, 2003
The device looks sturdy and compact, in a blue/transparent molded box.
After plugging it (many disgraceous cables but easy), my unit did not work or rather worked too much (many extra rings
every day, like false alarms). Rarely I was able to catch a caller, which required me to push flash on my phone until
the poor caller and I stopped hearing loud computer noises (a positive thing to reject telemarketers)
I decided to call help (note no address or phone on box, must go on the IEI website, but tech help there and responsive)
I was told that probably the modem of my vaio laptop was too strong so the catch a call's sensitivity had to be
reduced (jumper inside to remove) and/or I had to add a spool of cable length (50ft) between the computer and the catchacall.
After I did both changes the system works. I can now intercept calls while on the email or surfing the web!
Sometimes I still get a false alarm, particulalry opening a new web window, but I can tell it is not a real caller because
the device will ring only once without persistan
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2004
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I've seen reviews that bash this product, but it's been great for me. Now we don't have to worry about missing a call from one of our kids when we're on line.
The necessary steps are (1)get call-waiting from your phone company, (2) hook up the product so the phone line goes from your wall to the device, to your computer and phone, (3) make sure your PC's "internet connections" are not set to disable call waiting. That's it. Then when you're on line, the device rings when a call comes in. Simple as that.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Frank Forrest on March 29, 2004
If your friends are always complaining about your phone being busy because of your kids tying up the line with the internet (of course, you never do this ;) this just might be the solution for you. This device only works if you have the call waiting option from your phone company. What Catch-a-Call does while you are online, er, I mean while your kids are online, is that it monitors for the call waiting signal. When it senses the beep, it automatically alerts you that a call is coming in by beeping. You now have the option to pick up the phone and answer, or ignor it and continue surfing. The setup is pretty easy. You plug a phone into the back of the unit and to a phone line that is coming from the phone jack in your house/room. Then a line is connected to the back of your computer. Lastly, you will have to find a power outlet in which to power the unit. The rub is that you need to have an extra phone line that is near your computer. If not, you will have to get a long extention cord and a phone jack device that allows another line to come out from the jack. This is what I had to do. I ran a long phone extention cord from the hallway into my home office.
How well does it work? Catch-a-Call claims that you can take a call and then go back to your internet surfing after you hang up. This is sort of true. It definitely does a good job of catching those calls. When ever the Catch a Call beeped, I just pick up the phone and talk to whoever was on there. On some rare occasions, when I picked up the call, I would only here the modem static of my computer instead of the caller. I'm not sure why this happens, but it occured about 1 out of every 20 times. As far as returning to the internet after the call, in theory, when you hang up, you can go back to surfing.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H. A Rideout on November 7, 2004
Very easy to set up and use and it works well. I made one change however. I have a large home with a guest house work shop etc so lots of extension phones. As set up when you answer the phone no one can get on an extension, but there is a simple fix. I bought a telephone pushbutton two line switch. This is a device with a telephone cord that plugs into the wall and it has two push buttons to select line one or line two if you have two telephone lines. I only have one line so line two is dead. I plug my telephone into the wall outlet along with the two line switch then the Catch-A-Call plugs into the two line switch. I use line one for getting on line, then when I get an incoming call I just push line two disconnecting the Catch-A-Call and computer, I can then pick up my phone or just let it ring all the extensions and let some one else get the call.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Morse on September 14, 2003
I bought this six months ago and finally gave up on it. It would work fine with an old corded phone, but would never disconnect from the modem line (although it would ring to let me know someone was calling) when using three different cordless phones. All I would hear was the modem screeching then then call was disconnected (along with me from my internet connection!). Total frustration! I'm going to try a controller based US Robotics v.92 modem (which claims to do much the same thing, only with caller-id).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CG on April 6, 2006
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This product is easy to install and does exactly what it is supposed to do. I did buy one several years ago which finally did go bad, but I was more than willing to replace it with another one. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adam on November 28, 2003
This is the worst piece of crap ever!
1.It's goes off all the time, even when no-one is calling!
2.It holds you up..Everytime it rings it pause's the internet for 30 seconds, so you'll waste alot of time because like i said, it goes off all the time even when no-one is calling..
3.It goes off just by going to a website.
If you do important stuff on-line or if you just want to enjoy the internet, do not get this..Simple as that..Save your money, it's not worth $5 bucks and it's over priced..I can't believe i paid $50 for it, it was a waste of money..
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