Megalextoria
Retro computing and gaming, sci-fi books, tv and movies and other geeky stuff.

Home » Archive » net.micro.cpm » MODEM7 HIDDEN FEATURE
Show: Today's Messages :: Show Polls :: Message Navigator
E-mail to friend 
Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
MODEM7 HIDDEN FEATURE [message #67033] Sun, 19 May 2013 23:27
"WebbMike" is currently offline  "WebbMike"
Messages: 2
Registered: May 2013
Karma: 0
Junior Member
Message-ID: <17601@sri-arpa.UUCP>
Date: Thu, 15-Mar-84 23:54:00 EST
Article-I.D.: sri-arpa.17601
Posted: Thu Mar 15 23:54:00 1984
Date-Received: Mon, 19-Mar-84 07:46:11 EST
Lines: 24

I JUST DISCOVERED A FEATURE OF MODEM7 WHICH HAS NOT BEEN DOCUMENTED(AS
FAR AS I KNOW). THE FEATURE WHICH ALLOWS TWO ALTERNATE DIALING SERVICES
(ie SPRINT OR MCI) CAN ALSO BE USED TO PROVIDE A CREDIT CARD NUMBER WHEN
NEEDED.

MODEM7 DOCUMENTS SHOW ,THAT AFTER DEFINING THE ALTERNATE DIALING SEQUENCE
IN YOUR OVERLAY(OR PATCH W/DDT) TO USE THE ALTERNATE DIALING, YOU SIMPLY
PUT A"<" OR ">" IN FRONT OF THE NUMBER YOU WISH TO CALL(EITHER DIRECT
TYPE-IN OR FROM THE "CAL X" MENU).IF THE ALTERNATE NUMBER IS INSTEAD
AN APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF WAIT CHARS.(MY PASSWORD USES ",")FOLLOWED BY
YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER,THE FOLLWING WORKS QUITE NICELY:

        CAL 0123-456-7899<
            !            !
            !            +->INSERTS THE WAITS+YOUR CREDIT CARD #
            !
            +-->TELL MA BELL TO ASK FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD.

I HAD TO EXPERIMENT WITH THE NUMBER OF WAITS,AND FOUND THAT 3
SEEMS TO WORK ALL OF THE TIME(2 WORKED MOST OF THE TIME). HOPE THIS
IS "NEW" INFO AND NOT JUST ME "DISCOVERING" SOMETHING ALREADY GENERALY
KNOWN, BUT I THOUGHT IT WORTH THE TIME.

                        MIKE WEBB@LLL-MFE.ARPA
  Switch to threaded view of this topic Create a new topic Submit Reply
Previous Topic: modem7 jump table
Next Topic: MODEM for IBM VM/SP (CMS) ?
Goto Forum:
  

-=] Back to Top [=-
[ Syndicate this forum (XML) ] [ RSS ] [ PDF ]

Current Time: Wed May 18 22:57:41 EDT 2022

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.09378 seconds