Talking call waiting ID

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jm9496
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Talking call waiting ID

Post by jm9496 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:10 pm

ATT use to have a "feature"* whereby instead of a call waiting tone, caller ID was spoken to the person on the phone by a text to speech engine. It really was awesome. That is my feature request.

*as cool as it was, it really was like a $12 ATT scam.

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thbjr
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Re: Talking call waiting ID

Post by thbjr » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:16 pm

My Panasonic phone set has talking caller ID. Not for call waiting, but for 1st line incoming calls. It's sweet.

jm9496
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Re: Talking call waiting ID

Post by jm9496 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:01 am

ATT offered [sold] it as a carrier service: it was audio on the phone call. Every phone heard it. (only you heard it. The person you were talking to did not)
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Re: Talking call waiting ID

Post by bc3tech » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:29 am

thbjr wrote:My Panasonic phone set has talking caller ID. Not for call waiting, but for 1st line incoming calls. It's sweet.
our phone w/ dig answering machine had that as well. must say we miss it. i ditched the huge base station in favor of a sleek "handset-only" 6.0 dual-handset setup since i no longer needed the answering system, etc. even after 3mo of Ooma, we still find ourselves anticipating "hearing" the number that's calling when we hear the phone ring :)

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