I have a single POTS line in the house.
I have 1 drop going from the demarc to the house phones.
I have a second drop going to a modem attached to a PC, running caller ID software. This software will read CID info, and then take action on the call based upon how I have it configured. If the software blocks the call, I still hear that single ring on the house phones. I don't want to hear that first ring.
I want to *always* suppress the first ring on the drop to the house phones, then subsequent rings can go thru to the house phones. The house phones have no Caller ID functionality, and do not need it.
The drop to the modem and computer will sense ring #1, read CID, then either stop processing and leave the call alone to keep ringing, or pick up the line and play a short message stating the call is blocked, blah blah, whatever - or just pick up and then hang up. The software checks the CID info and does 2 different things: Logs the call and leaves it alone Intercepts/blocks the call before the 2nd ring.
This system is all working great right now - the software is doing exactly what I want it to do. I just have this little annoying issue: if the software ends up handing the call, I still hear that 1st ring on the house phones.
How can I always suppress ring #1 on the drop to the house phones?