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Internal modem and flash dial modifier workaround Laptop Macs
I wrote a little script (not yet published) that allows me to dial a phone number via internal modem. I have three phone lines at home: two of them are for my job and one is private. So when I dial out with my work phone, I can dial "R51" first to get the private line, not billing my boss for that call.

In order to get this feature into my script, I tried to use the flash dial modifier (the !), but quickly learned that this isn't possible. It's simply fixed to 700ms flash time, and I need about 300ms as far as I know.

While chatting with a friend about it, he accidentally gave me the right hint! The solution is to use Pulse Dial instead of the flash dial modifier! At least for me it worked. So here is the example. Usually I would have to dial:
ATDT!,51,mynumberhere
That's what's not working. The workaround is to dial:
ATDP1,T51,mynumberhere
So first dialing a 1 with Pulse dial, which is mimicking the flash, and then dialing whatever I need.
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