The V.92 standard is an exciting advancement in 56K technology. V.92 offers three functions to enhance the current V.90 standard.
The first enhancement is the "V.PCM-Upstream" technology, which allows a modem's upstream communication to reach speeds of 48,000 bps. The V.90 standard limited upstream speeds to V.34 rates.
The second enhancement is Quick Connect, which permits quicker dial-up connections by allowing the modem to remember the line conditions of the connection to a service provider that supports V.92. The first time that you connect with your service provider, the modem will perform the full training sequence and store the information it receives. This eliminates the need for the modem to go through the full training sequence during subsequent connection attempts reducing the connection time by 30 - 50%. If the modem is unable to make an optimal connection any time after the initial attempt, the modem will perform the full training sequence.
The third enhancement is the "Modem On Hold" technology, which allows your Internet connection to be suspended when there is an inbound telephone call and allows you to return to your Internet connection when the call is completed. If you subscribe to Call Waiting service from your telephone company and you receive an incoming call, you will receive a message informing you of the call.* In addition, if you subscribe to Caller ID service, the number of the incoming call will be displayed in the computer's message window. If you are connecting to a service provider that supports Modem on Hold, you will then have the option to accept the call or to ignore it. If you choose to accept the call, another message will appear notifying you of the length of time that the provider's system will wait on hold before the data connection is terminated. If you are connecting to a service provider that does not support V.92, you will still have the option to accept the call or to ignore it. If you choose to accept the call, your data connection will be terminated.
The V.92 enhancements will not immediately be available with all service providers. To find out if you are able to achieve a V.92 connection, refer to the following URL:
Contact your service provider to find out if there are V.92 servers for you to dial into. This modem is backward compatible and will negotiate the highest possible speed when connecting to a service provider.
*If your incoming calls immediately forward to voice mail, you will not receive this message.