Sent this around a few friends about 2 years ago and just stumbled upon it again so thought I'd share it with you lot. Call Waiting^, the service that lets you know if somebody is calling when you're already on the phone, has long been a standard feature from Telstra. To turn Call Waiting on you can dial *43# on your telephone handset. From this month (April 2003), Call Waiting will be activated automatically for most new connections^. The Call Waiting feature can sometimes affect dial-up Internet connections. The soft 'pips' (beeps) generated to indicate you have a call waiting may interfere with your modem. If you have Call Waiting enabled, and find that it occasionally interferes with your online activities, you have two simple choices: Option 1. Call Waiting Suppression You can have all the benefits of Call Waiting when not on the Internet, without having to remember to turn Call Waiting off and on before you connect. Just follow these two easy steps: * Ensure Call Waiting is turned on by lifting the handset and dialling *43#. * Prefix the Internet access number in your modem setting with *44. For example, if the ISP is BigPond, change the phone number from 0198 308 888 to *44 0198 308 888. For more information about Call Waiting Suppression, please refer to http://www.telstra.com.au/info/callwaitsuppress/. OR Option 2. Turn off Call Waiting Simply lift the handset and dial #43# to deactivate Call Waiting. You can reactivate it by dialling *43#. ^ Available on tone phones in most areas. HomeLine™ Net customers must subscribe to Call Waiting and additional monthly rental charges will apply. Call Waiting will not be turned on automatically if Faxstream-Duet and Fax Multiple Number and Line Hunt services are connected.