Is simply logging off and shutting down PC

  jack 08:41 08 Apr 2008

Enough to disconnect a dial up user?

Through out the course of the evening I repeatedly telephoned my daughter, only to get 'The caller knows you are there please hang on' message.

When next day we eventually did get through, I queried the previous evenings episode, commenting were you on line all that time?

'Only to get my E-mail then I logged off'
So I wondered if she did not actually disconnect the modem[It is a lappie with on board modem] but simply shut the computer down is it feasible the line was 'up' all evening and she is likely to get a big phone bill?

  wotbus@ 08:47 08 Apr 2008

Don't know much about UK phone lines but the bottom line is:
If your internet connection is Dial-Up, then the lines will be "occupied" during the time she is connected. The only way to free up the line for telephone calls is to disconnect from the internet.
Hope this helps.

  johnnyrocker 08:51 08 Apr 2008

she may have a rogue dialer on board so would need a complet security scan in case as she will be liable for any charges likely to be cause?


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