[Gllug] Caller ID on a POTS line

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 12:56:31 UTC 2011

On 21 January 2011 01:11, general_email at technicalbloke.com
<general_email at technicalbloke.com> wrote:
> On 20/01/11 17:28, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>> On 20 January 2011 15:16, general_email at technicalbloke.com
>> <general_email at technicalbloke.com> wrote:
>>> This is the think, the internet abounds with tales of people trying and
>>> failing to coax UK caller ID out of various modems, combining that with
>>> the winmodem issue you mention above put me right off the idea. Having
>>> said that another GLUG user reckons they have one which works so fingers
>>> crossed.
>> If I get a moment this weekend, I might try some softmodems on my phone line.
>> My phone line definitely has CLID because I have some DECT phones that
>> display the callers number much like a mobile phone does.
>> --
> Well pls let me know if you have any joy with that. That's the galling
> thing really, any old dect phone or 99p caller ID unit off ebay can
> happily provide this functionality but the cheapest way of getting it
> into a computer seems to be a £120 box!

Progress so far.
This hdaudio softmodem in my Toshiba laptop does UK CLID using the
Windows driver.

I get, date, time, and CLID info.

So, it has all the needed features, so I just need to work out how to
get it working in Linux.
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