Caller ID Modem FAQ

Rather than recommend a particular brand with any absolute conviction due to constant changes by the manufacturer, I always suggest you carefully choose a dealer instead that will allow you to return a modem that does not live up to its claims of Caller ID compatibility. The most important guarantee you want the from the seller is that the drivers will work properly in regards to CID support. The CID support in the driver is often the weakest part of modem products, whereas the hardware may be high quality.

The following modems have been reported by customers to work with IdentaFone.

Manufacturer: Hiro
Model: Hiro H50113
Windows 10, 8, 7 Vista, XP
Working drivers for CID and answering machine should be downloaded from Manufacturers web site Hiro Drivers

Manufacture: AOpen
Windows 9x, 2000, XP
Model: FM56-PX (PCI)
Model: FM56-EXV (External Serial)

Manufacture: Creative Labs
Model (External USB): DE5671 or DE5673
Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista
Excellent TAPI driver support.
DE5671 works with Bell Canada CID.

Manufacture: TRENDnet
Model: TFM-PCIV92I (PCI) Modem
Windows XP
Note: Make sure that the model number ends in an 'I' (Intel chip set) or else it will not work.
Recently discontinued but may be available at online stores. This modem is very inexpensive and works well with the XP built in drivers.

Modems in the UK

If BT in the UK is your TelCo then you are limited to modems made by MainPine, USR (Message Modem External, 56K Professional Message), Zoom UK (3025C), Pace (56k external and internal, Solo external), and Hayes (Optima 56 External). This is because most modems are designed for the Bellcore FSK type of CID sent by North American TelCos. - a good site for modem-drivers