Call Waiting – Love It or Hate It
Call waiting is a wonderful concept. It makes you aware that someone else is on the line – perhaps someone you really need to talk to now.
Unfortunately, call waiting has a dark side as well. You may already be on an important phone call, and an unwanted caller tries to ring through. On many phone systems, you're alerted to the second call when the audio for the first call is briefly interrupted. If you don't want to deal with the second caller, the interruptions continue until the second caller hangs up or they're transferred to voice mail. The end result is that you end up trying to piece together missing pieces of the important phone caller's conversation. At best, you have to ask your caller to repeat themselves – repeatedly. At worst, you misunderstand what they said, and take some action based on that misunderstanding. For example, you thought you were supposed to meed the caller at a restaurant at 3:00, but they told you they'd be there at 2:00.
If there are many incoming calls while you are on your call, the problem is repeats – again and again. Arrrgggg!
MagicFeatures has a fix for the problem. It allows you to turn off call waiting for all calls by removing the check mark highlighted next to “Call Waiting” in the picture to the right. With one click of the mouse, your call waiting problem will disappear.
Killing call waiting may seem to be a bit draconian, however. MagicFeatures has that problem covered too. It lets you turn off call waiting for just one call. Just pick up your phone and dial “70”, wait for a dial tone, then dial the number you'd like to call. You'll be able to converse without interruption for that phone call, and your call waiting service will be restored to normal as soon as you hang up.
It doesn't get much better than that.
Questions or Comments?
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