These were also sold in Australia as a "Viatel" modem - ie they have built in software in EPROM which has been pre-programmed to access a service similar to Teletex, but called Viatel (well at least here in Aus). You could do all the normal stuff, eg check shares, book airline tickets, news etc..... service was a monthly subscription..... and it was a generic service, not just CBM. Without the service there's not much possible and at least in Aus, I believe the service is no longer available. The modems were generally a 1200/75 type deal and the software did have a capability to dial a user defined number, but I think this was to protect for changes to Viatel's number rather than to access any thing else..... Looks like you got your's in a box did it have a manual? I got mine in a "junk" box, unfortunately no manuals here, but I did test it back in 1991 when the service was still alive and well...... - Nick > -----Original Message----- > From: Richard Atkinson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Tuesday, 27 July 1999 6:11 > To: email@example.com > Subject: Cartridge port modem? > > Just a quick question - what is the spec of Commodore's cartridge port > modem for the C64? I have seen many user port modems on the internet, with > well-documented features such as 300 baud, 1200 baud, auto-dial, > originate, etc, but nothing about the large black device bearing a > Commodore logo I have here. There is a picture at: > > http://www.ommadawn.com/images/sale/cbmodem.jpg > > It is definitely a cartridge port device, with a UK style phone plug on > the end of the hardwired lead. Was this sold outside the UK? (albeit with > a different phone plug, of course) > > > Richard > > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail > firstname.lastname@example.org. - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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