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I Need A Telephone Software


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#1 Kike G.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:34 PM

Hi,

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,
Kike G.
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(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).

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:39 PM

Not sure if this is what you're referring to
http://www.download.com/Call-Conductor-Virtual-PBX-Software
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#3 Kike G.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:38 PM

Not sure if this is what you're referring to
http://www.download.com/Call-Conductor-Virtual-PBX-Software
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Hi, Mark,

Thanks for answering, but actually that's not what I need. I downloaded and installed the program that you mentioned, but I wasn't able to receive any phone calls. Also, the program said that I had to set an account... which I don't want to. I just want a software that turns my modem onto a regular telephone. I'm not looking for free Internet calls; I'm looking for just regular calls.

Thanks anyway.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:19 PM

There should be software for this included with your modem (it was the last time that I used a modem - but that was a while ago). Check the modem manufacturer's website for software downloads for that modem.
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:12 PM

There should be software for this included with your modem (it was the last time that I used a modem - but that was a while ago). Check the modem manufacturer's website for software downloads for that modem.


Hi, John,

Thanks for the answer. I did: I checked the manufacturer's website. But there was a problem: on April 2007 Agere Systems (my modem's manufacturer) merged with LSI... and in their web (LSI's web) they say nothing about my modem :thumbsup: .

Yeah, I think nobody uses modems nowadays, huh?

Regards,
Kike G.
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(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).




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