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This is a well-documented solution for storing unlimited caller ID phone numbers. The site contains schematics and the software needed to decode and store the data.

Some time ago, I subscribed to the Caller Id service to know who is calling me without being required to pick-up the phone. Unfortunately, my basic caller id display could not memorize enough numbers, and I had to write them manually in a computer to keep them. That’s why I decided to find a way to log the calling numbers directly to my computer.

Caller ID decoder – Link

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  • SystemFault

    Easier way:

    1) Get a USB modem that supports caller ID.

    2) Attach modem to a Unix/BSD/Linux system.

    3) Run the “cu” program. (Eg. cu -l /dev/cu.usbmodem)

    4) Activate the caller ID with “AT+VCID=1″ or similar.

    5) Write a program to substitute for “cu” for custom actions.

  • Dennis Williamson

    Here’s the software:

    http://ncid.sourceforge.net/

  • Jim

    Why couldn’t you plug the phone line into the modem on the computer and out of the modem into the computer, and have software handle decoding it?

  • Jim

    Why couldn’t you plug the phone line into the modem on the computer and out of the modem into the phone, and have software handle decoding it?

  • Rob

    CallClerk, http://www.callclerk.com , will do the trick for you (I wrote it) :-)

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