USING CALLBACK WITH YOUR MODEM

  1. WHY USE CALLBACK TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET? 
    Callback is used to connect to the Internet's World Wide Web in areas of the Globe where the closest Internet Server is a long distance call away from your computer.  For example, if there is no Internet server in your country, or you want to use an Internet server in the United States or some other country.  You would use Callback to save money on long distance charges while you are connected to the Internet. 
    A specific example:  You are in Argentina and you want to use an Internet Server in Florida, USA, in order to connect to America Online, because you do not have a Server in Argentina that connects you to America Online. 
  2. HOW TO CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER FOR USE WITH CALLBACK:
    You will need a small (Y) shaped piece of telephone wire, called a "spliter.  You can purchase the SPLITTER at any Radio Shack, or other electronic products store.  The purpose of the SPLITTER is to split your incoming telephone line BEFORE it gets to your computer or computer modem, so that it connects to your handset telephone and to the computer(or modem when it is outside the computer). 
    Basically, the splitter extends a single telephone line into your computer and into your handset, and splits the line before it gets to your modem or computer.  Now that you have the correct telephone wire connections, you turn on your computer and install the software of the Internet Service you have chosen to use and follow the prompts and instructions given for connecting to the Internet.  You will be prompted to choose and dial the number of your US Internet server/provider(this choice of numbers will be provided to you from the software you installed in your computer(America Online, Prodigy, CompuServe, Netscape, etc. - follow the instructions and prompts given by this software).  To dial this number, follow the procedure in step 3 below. 
  3. PROCEDURE FOR CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET THROUGH CALLBACK:
    a)  Using the telephone handset, dial your GlobalTel International Access Number (we assign to you).  Wait for one ring, then hang up. 
    b)  The GlobalTel computer calls you back and your handset rings and you answer.  You will hear, "GlobalTel, enter the number you wish to dial now".  Once you hear this you have a U.S. dial tone, and all numbers should be dialed as if you were dialing from within the U.S.  Your computer now also has this U.S. dial tone, as the incoming telephone line is connected to the computer in the same way it is connected to your handset. 
    c)  Once you have the U.S. dialtone on your handset, you can then click the "CONNECT NOW", or "SIGN ON" button or prompt on your computer screen which directs your computer to dial the Internet server number.  Your computer will dial the Internet Server and connect you to the Internet for sending and receiving E-mail and for searching the World Wide Web. 
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