Re: talking caller ID option

  • From: Keith Gillard <kgillard@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2005 19:32:12 -0700

Hi mike,

Will this work on a cable modem for internet?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael G." <commodore128@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Retinal degeneration discussion list" <RPLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:19 AM
Subject: talking caller ID option

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to tell you guys about a cool Talking Caller ID I found that works 
with your PC and is very JAWS accessible.  The software costs about $39 and 
they have a free 21-day demo version that you can download and try out for 
yourself.  I first learned about this software on ACB's Main Menu site.  It 
took a little bit of time and configurations to set up but I think most of 
my time was really spent in trying to install the modem on a Windows XP 
machine.  The Caller ID software hardly took any time at all to configure. 
You must have a modem that is caller ID capable for this software to work. 
Since it can be kind of dificult to find a modem that is guaranteed to work, 
I'll let you know what I'm using.  I purchased a used Creative Labs Modem 
Blaster V.92 DI5633 on eBay for about $27.  But you can also use the 
Creative Labs Modem Blaster V.92 DI5631 which can also be purchased on eBay 
for about $47.  The DI5631 is actually the better model since it also has 
voice mail capabilities and would allow you to take full advantage of the 
features in the Talking Caller ID software.  And believe me, there are a 
boat load of features.  Since I already had a talking A T & T answering 
machine, I didn't have a problem buying the 5633 model which works perfectly 
for me. The thing I like about the talking caller ID software as opposed to 
just going out and buying a stand-alone talking caller ID is that every 
model I've looked at on sites like Maxi Aides  or Independent Living.Com 
will only read the number and not the name of the caller.  Those that do 
read the name will only do so if you pre-record a voice message yourself and 
link it to a particular phone number.  The devices themselves  do not have 
text to speech capabilities other than reading the phone number.  Other 
combination phones/talking caller IDs  only announce the number when you 
receive a call.  They don't speak when you go back to review the calls you 
received for the day.  I mean, how useless is that?  I've included various 
links below related to this topic including a link that will let you hear 
the Main Menu review of this software.  Prior to that there's also a brief 
synopsis of the review.  If you're looking for a talking caller ID, this 
software is a viable option.  By the way, the person doing the review will 
mention that he's using a particular US Robotics modem.  I realize your 
first instinct might be to go out and look for that same model (at least 
that's what I did, *grin*).  But if you live here in the United States, 
forget about it.  You can't find that thing ANYWHERE! I looked all over the 
place.  I looked on eBay, Google, Yahoo and other places.  The only place 
they seem to sell that US Robotics model is in Europe.  That's all for now. 
Take care!



ACB's Main Menu
21 August 2002

This week on Main Menu, we update you with the latest news in our news 

If you're about to retire your dial-up modem to wherever dial-up modems
retire, you may want to give that a second thought when you hear this week's
review of Talking Caller ID, a
programme which not only lets you hear who's calling, but lets you play 
to callers based on who they are.  And Brian Hartgen reviews Any Time 


ACB's Main Menu

Main Menu's review of Talking Caller ID software:

Talking Caller ID web site:

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