Google, Wikipedia directly on ASCII terminal?
cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Jan 16 17:19:38 CST 2018
>> The tightwad fix is to bodge a PP3 battery onto a line splitter, which is
>> often enough to convince modems that there is a phone line. There is no
>> dial tone nor ring signal, so you need to turn off dial tone detection on
>> the calling modem ("ATX1", IIRC) and somehow tell the answering computer to
>> send "ATA" to answer at the right time.
On Tue, 16 Jan 2018, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> Sounds like an interesting hack. But should probably be good enough for most
> of what is desired.
> I'm going to have to look into this.
If you don't need the "handshake" for dialtone, ring, caller-ID, etc.,
then all you need is some electric power.
For MAXIMUM realism, then the "answer" end should also get occasional
random "wrong number", incoming fax, "I'm calling to offer you a great
deal on" (I don't listen past that).
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