Online Call Alert
Get phone calls when online
Online Call Alert lets you receive and screen phone calls while you are online. The program uses your V.92 modem
and Call Waiting service from your phone company to detect incoming calls. If
you have Caller ID on Call Waiting, also called Call Waiting ID or Visual Call Waiting,
Online Call Alert will show the caller's name and number, so you can decide
if you want to answer the call or ignore it. If your Internet Provider supports Modem-on-Hold
you can put internet on hold, take a call and continue browsing after you finish talking.
Unlike other Internet Call Waiting services, Online Call Alert does not transfer your calls anywhere. It uses your modem to
get Caller ID information supplied by the phone company. So your privacy is
protected and you are in complete control of your calls!
Know who is calling when online and offline
Online Call Alert uses your modem to identify callers before you
answer the phone. You must subscribe to the Caller ID service
from your phone company and have a Caller ID capable modem. Online Call Alert shows
a balloon with the caller's name and number. The program also announces incoming calls
using text-to-speech engine.
You can set a different ringtone for each caller or type of callers.
20 ringtones are included with the program plus you can use any wav file.
Keep a complete history of your incoming calls
Online Call Alert logs all incoming calls received while you
are online and offline. It keeps the date, time,
name and phone number of each call. You can view a complete call history or calls
received today, this week or this month. You can select what type of calls you want to see - all calls, local calls, long distance calls etc.
Call history is stored in a standard CSV file and can be edited and exported to other programs using Microsoft Excel.
Protect your privacy
Privacy Manager allows you to configure how Online Call Alert handles incoming calls. For example, you can set Online
Call Alert to automatically answer all calls from private (blocked) numbers after
the first ring and play a message telling the caller to unblock his/her number.
Online Call Alert can block calls from specific numbers or reject any other type
of unwanted calls (blocked number, out of area etc.) by answering and playing
selected message. Several useful messages are included with Online Call Alert.
You can also record your own wav files and use them with the program.
If you don't want to be bothered by late calls you can set your "quiet time"
and Online Call Alert will block all calls during that time. Important numbers
can be marked so they ring through anytime.
All Privacy Manager settings including names and numbers are stored in a
standard CSV file and can be imported from or exported to other programs using
Zap telemarketing and other unwanted calls
Online Call Alert can automatically 'zap' telemarketers with a special 'number disconnected'
tone. After receiving this tone telemarketer's computer will delete your number
from its database. The program can play Federal 'do-not-call' warning forcing
telemarketers to remove you from their calling lists - by law!
You can set the program to reject unwanted calls manually or automatically after
selected number of rings. If you select to zap the calls manually the program pop-ups a dialog and lets you
decide if you want to zap this call or not.