[dba-Tech] Phone Modem

John Colby jwcolby at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 10:41:12 CST 2022

Back in 1982(ish) I had built a sbc which ran cpm86.  I used it to dial out
to bulletin boards and download software.  That's when I learned about
local long distance...  I lived in north san diego county, and I dialed a
BBS in the next county but a different area code.  Spent hours downloading
software.  I wasn't informed it was "local" long distance.

Got my phone bill!

I about had a heart attack.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 10:14 PM John Bartow <jbartow at winhaven.net> wrote:

> I was going through my supply cabinets and I found a new, in the box, 56K
> (V.92) High Speed USB Data/Fax/Voice Modem. It has drivers for up to
> Windows XP!
> I decided I'd see if I could connect the USB modem to my Windows 10 PC.
> Loaded up this baby and it works. I was looking forward to dialing in and
> recording a dial-up modem Social Media experience. Then I remembered. I
> don't have a phone line...
> Doh!
> John B
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John W. Colby
Colby Consulting

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