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Turning the PC into a Telephone

Is there a cheap and easy option for turning my PC into a telephone using my land line?


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Re: Turning the PC into a Telephone

No, pc's can't connect to a analog phone line except for sending / receiving fax's.

 

PC software like Skype don't use analog phone lines, they use the internet to carry their packets.


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Re: Turning the PC into a Telephone

No, pc's can't connect to a analog phone line except for sending / receiving fax's.

 

PC software like Skype don't use analog phone lines, they use the internet to carry their packets.

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Re: Turning the PC into a Telephone


KevShan wrote:

Is there a cheap and easy option for turning my PC into a telephone using my land line?


Vonnage is a VOIP service that will turn your pc into a telephone over the internet

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Re: Turning the PC into a Telephone

I think a voice modem with appropriate software can be used to turn a PC into a phone.

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Re: Turning the PC into a Telephone

That Magic Jack pc plugin thing works great....$39.90 the first year, then HALF that the next year....Unbelievably easy, usb right into your pc.....