Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:34 PM
Does anybody know of some freeware that can make my PC able to receive and make phone calls? I'm NOT talking about programs like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger with Voice or similar. Each of these programs need both users to have it installed and also need them to be registered in the providers account. Also they are not actually telephone calling systems: they're Internet communication.
What I need is a program that can make me able to dial a regular or cellular phone number through my computer keyboard and communicate with it using my telephone regular line connected to my computer's modem, so that my telephone company can bill me as it normally does when using the regular telephone apparel. I had once RingCentral Fax, a program provided by IBM in my old ThinkPad. I just connected the telephone cable to my modem and dialed phone numbers from my Windows Address Book (*.wab) just making a click on any of my contacts: after some seconds, I was spoking with him or her through my mic and hearing with the laptop speakers.
Do you, guys, know about a similar freeware and SIMPLE program? (yeah, I forgot to mention the "simple" part). Regretfully, RingCentral ins't available anymore.
Thanks a lot,
(Please, before considering my name as some kind of offense, take note that in my country---a Spanish-speaking one---it is not, it's just a man name, and it's pronounced differently).