How to add your Cantel analog service to your Nokia 6190
I was looking
to "attach" an existing Cantel phone to my 6190 but I couldn't
really find any information on this on the web so I looked to the news
group alt.cellular.fido and got some
good answers so I'll post my findings here for others to look at:
First, you must call
Cantel customer service to register the ESN number of your analog module.
Simply dial 611 on your Cantel phone and ask them to do it for you, they
may give you another number to call if the person on the line cannot do
Now that there are two important settings you must change:
Now just wait while and not touch any buttons or turn off the phone to exit the analog programming menu.
Now to test the settings, go to Menu -> Settings -> Analog Settings -> Analog Only. This will force the phone into analog mode for you do some testing. Now if you see the signal bars on the left side of the screen showing something and have "Analog" show up on the screen instead of Fido, then so far so good. Now use a landline and call your Cantel phone number and your Fido should ring. You can also test the handset by call 611, you should get the Cantel automated customer service system.
What I did was just leave this menu option set at Analog Only so when I plugged in the analog module it would automatically kick in. When I don't want to use the Cantel plan (during the day) I would just unplug the module and the phone would of course default to digital mode. This made switching between the two carriers very easy. Also, right before plugging in the analog module, I would forward my Fido number to the Cantel number and wouldn't lose any calls. Viola!