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Lanier & digital phone line

Posted By: deenibeeni on 2009-04-28
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Does anyone use a Lanier with a digital phone line (not VOIP)? Anything else required to make this work?


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Digital phone line with Lanier voicewriter
Now I am getting digital phone through my cable company with the addition of a data line which is suppose to give me unlimited access for dial up so I am hoping that will work. Does anyone else use a Lanier with Time Warner Cable digital phone and if so any problems?
Lanier digital question
I have a job opportunity but the office uses Lanier digital. Would I have to buy any special equipment in order to play these files or are they just wavs or dss like any other digital system?

Thanks in advance.
Lanier is a digital unit
There is a screen on the front of the unit letting you know the job information, number of minutes, dictator, etc.  The unit itself utilizes a phone line.  The dictators call the server and record their dictation.  You access their dictation through the Lanier. 
Lanier station with Comcast Digital
I have used this for quite some time with no problems. I have also used a C-phone and Voice Solutions Digital Workstation with Comcast and it works just fine. The only thing you may have a problem with is having dictation cut out periodically or what sounds like "choppy" dictation (and this occurs VERY rarely) and all you have to do is disconnect the phone lines and power from the back of the device you are using, wait a few minutes and plug back in and it should work. Other than that, NO problems!
digital phoneline with Lanier voice writer
I recently had my unlimited long distance suspended because of the time I was putting in on the lanier voice writer. I as going to switch to digital through the cable company with a data line added for access to dial tone. Does anyone have any suggestions good or bad on the digital phone line used with the LAnier voicewriter. Please let me know.

Thank, Lisa
Lanier station w/Comcast digital voice

Will this work?  A couple of years ago I tried a Lanier with Vonage and it didn't.  I don't want to go through the setup trouble only to be disappointed again.  I really need more minutes than my 5000 per month with Qwest.  Has the technology changed to make the Lanier compatible with internet phone service?  Thanks if you can help me.

If you use a C-phone for work and have a digital phone

through cable, have you tried to take an incoming call?

We only have one phone line.  I rarely get/make calls and when I do we have cell phones.  I just started working with a C-phone and got digital phone.  I can go a month and my phone not ring, so far have gotten 3 calls today, but I'm afraid that if I try to answer the phone that I will lose my report. 

I guess I could pull up a report and have my husband call on his C-phone and test it that way and then if I lose it no biggie. 



PT position requires Lanier dictaphone but I have VDI 3006 Digital SuperStation

Can I use a VDI 3006 Digital SuperStation when the job calls for Lanier dictaphone?  I read a post that said Super Station could be used in place of Lanier but not the other way around.

And, if not...Do you think I should purchase a Lanier Dictaphone in order to get a PT job which sounds promising?  It would be a fast return on my investment and I could use it in the future.


I use it with C-phone and Lanier.
I have had absolutely no problems with it at all.
C-phone vs Lanier - sm
The two devices are completely different, and if the facility you type for is set up for C-phone, Lanier will not work. Don't ask my how or why, but I have both, and they are not interchangeable for each account.
Lanier vs C-Phone - sm
Unfortunately for your desk space, they cannot be used interchangeably. They are two separate dictating systems, although they basically perform for the MT the same way. What is dictated on Lanier system cannot be accessed with a C-phone and vice versa, but I don't know the technical jargon for why this is so. I, too, have accounts on the two separate systems, have two foot pedals under my desk, and have to shuffle the machines around and plug in the phone line when switching over. You get use to it after a while. Hope this helps.
I have used vonage with c-phone and currently Lanier sm
voicewrite EX and have no problems. I just have the personal plan. I didn't see any reason to get the business plan. You have unlimited long distance on both but they charge you more for a business. I have used vonage over a year. I love the $27.00 a month. It is good to have a regular phone line also because when internet is done vonage is down also.
I have Lanier transcriber-nothing like C-phone
I have a Lanier transcriber that I pop small tapes in to transcribe.  But Lanier is a huge company that has branched out into other areas.......but the transcriber is NOTHING like a C-phone.
MT on the road using C-phone or Lanier? (sm)

Anyone have any suggestions for using a C-phone or Lanier while traveling?  I'm planning a vacation and will stay in a hotel (with separate work space).  I've worked before while traveling with my laptop and transcribed via wav files or a tape transcriber, but never with a C-phone.  I've thought about purchasing a calling card to use the hotel's phone line to dial in; know it'll be expensive.  Any ideas and recommendations on this plan are much appreciated, i.e., calling card, hotel's phone line.


Lanier versus C-phone
I just started a new account and they have sent me a Lanier 219.  I have been using a C-phone for another account and hate to clutter up my already messy desk.  Can the C-phone do the same thing as the Lanier?  Besides, I have no idea how to hook this thing up.
Lanier/cable phone
I'm guessing you're in the west as you mentioned Qwest before. I use cable phone through Cable One with my Lanier and have had absolutely no problems with my minutes being truly unlimited. I have also had no problem with sound quality. It only has gone out once this year during a storm and they had it back up pretty fast.
Does anyone know how to program a new phone number in a Lanier? sm
It is a Lanier LX-231.  There are a couple of buttons I would like to reprogram but couldn't find anything by Googling.  Thanks!
Digital phone is about the only way to go.
Something like Vonage or through local cable company. 
I use Vonage with a C phone and Lanier with no problems, love it.
Company requires a C-phone. Will a Lanier Lx-219 work as well? sm

What is the difference in a Dictaphone, C-phone, Lanier LX-219 and Lanier Expresswriter or Voicewriter?


I have had no problems with Vonage at all, I haved using Lanier and a C phone.
with some digital phone services--sm
the product you mention, Phone Tools by BVRP, is not able to be used as some digital phone services do not support faxing functions, as of yet.

I use MaxEmail internet fax service. They have a free program for using a limited amount of faxes both outgoing and incoming. They have a Lite service, which I use, for about 10.00 per year, for unlimited incoming and outgoing faxes during that time. I have been VERY satisfied with their service. I have used them for three years.
Does a digital phone system
work for a C-phone? I do have unlimited long distance, but it's not the regular old phone line, it's through my cable server. Compatible?
Digital you can either get a phone-in system. sm
Phone-in is more expensive, obviously. Digital handhelds are best option. You can have doctors buy or you can provide and use as a writeoff on taxes. You can use Express Scribe for most, but most of the time there is a transcription module for whatever brand of recorder you buy (Sony, Olympus, etc)
I have digital phone service through my
cable internet provider.  I no longer have a C-phone account, but used it for a few months without any problems.  It is truly unlimited.  I tried VoIP through my ISP provider and couldn't get it to work and support is in India and less than helpful.  I have read where many people use Vonage and are happy with it. 
I used my digital phone with Meditech. I

use high-speed cable internet and digital phone through TWC.  I actually used a C-phone to call into the system, Meditech is the platform and that is through the internet. 

Meditech is a horrible platform, had to make lines. I can't see why your setup won't work though.  If you work for Keystrokes it will. 

Digital phone/C-phone
Does anyone use a C-phone with digital phone service?  Does this work out okay?
Need a C-phone for work. Can I use a digital transcriber sm

I have 2 digital work stations.  One is Bytescribe call-in system.  The other is Philips station.  Neither have the actual phone part that you pick up.  I can call in to different numbers to get work.  Does anyone know if this will work?  I need a "C-phone" to get work for a new job, and I don't know if I should buy one or what.  I posted before, but no one answered.  Just thought I'd try and ask again.  Thanks.

Does anyone use Mediacom's digital phone service? sm
It is available to me but I do not want to switch until I know more about it.  I know some of you use Comcast, so if any of you have any advice for me on the digital services, it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance!
Need Lanier ExWriter to test. Will VDI station or C-phone work or can I rerecord?

I am unfamiliar with the Lanier ExWriter. Can somebody please fill me in? I have a C-phone, VDI station, a call-in system with L.E.E.C.H. capabilities that can download work onto my system from another, or rerecord equipment. Can you access files from call-in systems like you can with a regular telephone and C-phone? How is the sound quality? I am not to thrilled with the .dss or WAV files.


Computer/digital phone system question - SM

I currently use a Philips digital transcriber system, which I call the number and get my recordings through the phone line.  I would like to get a laptop to start doing my work and was wondering if there was some way I could move the recordings to the laptop and just work strictly with the laptop and foot pedal. 

If anyone has any information or knows if this can be done, I would appreciate it. 

Thank you,


Is a C-phone like Bytescribe call-in system or Philips digital transcription
My 2 stations don't have the actual phone piece, but I can make calls to the place where I get work.  I'm just curious because I want to take a test that requires C-phone, and I'm not sure if my stations will work or not.  If anyone can give me some background or information on this, I would appreciate it.  Thank you. 
I have used a Digital Transcribe Station from Transcription Gear in lieu of a C phone just fine nm

magicjack with Lanier or telephone line - sm
The magicjack did not work with my Lanier, and my friend has dial-up and it would not work for her WITHOUT transcribing equipment, just regular calls. I sent mine back the same day.
Is there anyway to tell if a report is skipped by the status line on a Lanier? TIA nm
Lanier is a type of dictaphone, but when speaking of a C-phone, it's meant as the Dictaphone Con
C-phone and phone line
I have cable for my Internet so I have my C-phone on my regular home phone line and forward my home phone number to my cell phone.
Phone line
With the only company I worked for to dial in, I paid for the phone line.  They even requested that we have two phone lines, so that they could call us, if needed, while we were working.  This was not a requirement, however.  I had a second line put in anyway, so that I could get personal calls while I was working.  I was an employee at the time.  They did, however, provide an 800 number so that it was not long distance.  When they stopped doing that I moved my office to my mom's, where it was not long distance, but I paid for the line here.  I considered it a trade off to not have to drive the 35 miles one-way to work in-house.  I did have full benefits with that company.  I am an IC with the company I am with now, and I pay for the phone line and the DSL.  I provide the computer, and the company provides the software, and I have no benefits.  If your employees continue to have the same benefits that they had inhouse, they probably would not mind paying for the phone line, but I am sure they would appreciate it, if you can afford to take care of that.   
Phone line help, please if possible

I hope I don't confuse anybody but here goes.

Back in 1988, I had 4 phone lines installed in my home. 1 is personal, 1 for my dial up modem (also personal), a business line, and an 800 number which the phone company tied to another personal phone number-I'll call this number 123-4567. (This was the only way the phone company could do it at the time).

 As it stands now, I get a bill for the 800 service through Sprint, an 800 bill through MCI for the calls I recieve, and a bill through MCI Small Business for the office phone and 123-4567. I also get a bill from Verizon for the 123-4567 number (I think that's the one) that is a minimum $5 charge a month. I'm really getting triple billed for 1 line.

As of Jan., I want to disconnect my 800 number, my office phone line, and my modem line, but leave the 123-4567 line for my doc. MCI told me I can't disconnect my office line without disconnecting the 123-4567 number.  

Am I supposed to wipe the slate clean and go without any phone service then get new service with somebody? It's been so long since I had to deal with something like this and I'm so confused.

Can anbody make any sense out of this? TIA.

Is it your phone line?
Sounds like a problem with your phone line. What type of long distance are you using?
Look up your C-phone on line....
DSL does work through the phone line
I have mine through SBC. They sent filters to put on each phone line. Does not interfere with phone usage.

Since the modem is plugged into an electrical outlet as well, you will lose your connectivity if the electricity goes out.

You seem overly worried about no electricity. lol ???
Dont need phone line?
I have DSL but I have to be plugged into the phone line.  Do you mean you can have DSL through the phone company but just use it for internet and not a phone line?  Sorry if I sound stupid but my area just got DSL.  Im in a rural area and we were still using dial up until a few months ago.  My company, however, does pay for the internet connection $30.00/month.
and not the phone line to your house
We had a war with Earthlink over this. It was their responsibility to contact Bell South about the problem, but they said it was our responsibility (we have a DSL line). We finally dropped them and went right to Bell South. Everything was fine for a while and then the problems returned. The service tech played a hunch and checked the underground wiring in a hub(some green box about a block away) and that was problem. He took care of the wiring and the problem has never returned.
Do you have a phone line connected? sm
When I first got DSL, I couldn't fax, either. I discovered that I needed to have an adapter that plugs the phone line to the computer. It's a little box that has two jacks and the DSL line is connected to it and then you run a separate line from it to your computer and then you can use the fax utility. I will see if I can find what that adapter is called as I forget right at the moment!
Is C-phone for land-line only?

Won't pretend I understand VOIP but I know its available with my broadband.

VOIP as second phone line

Is it possible to use VOIP as an extra phone line instead of investing in a second land phone line?  I'm going to be working at my mom's a couple days a week.  She has one phone line and DSL.  At my house I only have dial-up. I have an account that requires two phone lines with no DSL, one for dictaphone, one for Meditech.  I really hate to ask her to pay for another land phone line and was wondering if I could use VOIP.  Thanks for any input.   

what would the second phone line be for? (Sorry, my message got cut off before)...

basic PC/phone line
Windstream (Houston area) charges about $16 a month for just a basic, no-frills line.  That's why I hoped to hear if anyone else had any luck with MagicJack.  I got one, but something just isn't working right.  May be an OE (operator error), tho!
2nd phone line question

Unnamed national MT co told me when hired that I would be reimbursed for a 2nd line and that the line could be a cell phone. 

 I am hooked up to internet with Comcast (42.95).  I are being asked in an e-mail if I had a 2nd phone line - Yes or No answer only - and I am unsure what to type. 

When I did have 2nd phone line when hired, it was incapable of being used on my account (tooo slowwwwww) so I had it disconnected and got a cell phone. 



How to re-record off phone line?
Does anyone know how to re-record transcription off a phone line?  TIA