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#1 t3s

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:35 PM

My roommate wants a phone in his room but do to complications we cannot do that.

My question is: What software can I used to turn his computer into the phone?

I don't want VOIP. Just want to connect the phone line to the computer, as I have already done, and talk with it. ; D

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He has XP.

Edited by Newb4Life, 12 July 2009 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 06:36 PM

If he has a modem in his computer, you can plug the telephone cable into the modem.

Then open Start Menu > Run and type dialer and press Enter.

In the coming window, click on Dial button and select Phone Call.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:10 PM

Actually I wanted it to be able to receive calls too.
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

I know you said you don't want VOIP but what about a "Magic Jack" or Skype?
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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:24 PM

Yeah. I just broke the rule. I'm trying out Skype now. If it doesn't I guess I'll have to get 'Magic Jack'.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 02:54 AM

I have both Majicjack and Skype. Skype is good for talking with another Skype account. Majicjack works just like a phone, you have to dial the area code for every call where I live, but it has good quality sound and people can't tell I'm using Majicjack. The drawbacks are, to me, I have an extension for a small town about 40 miles from where I live, although I don't care people see the number and don't know it's me. The other is, it only works when the computer is on.

It's easy to set up, just plug it in and it sets itself up in about 5 to 10 minutes.

Something to ponder on... :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 July 2009 - 03:09 PM

Why bother with all the software thing when you already have a telephone line. Get a simple telephone set from ebay. You can get it from $5 to $10. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:42 PM

Why bother with all the software thing when you already have a telephone line. Get a simple telephone set from ebay. You can get it from $5 to $10. :thumbsup:


I was paying almost $70 a month for a land line. I got rid of it, got a new cell phone, which still has spotty reception out here. Then we got the Majicjack for outgoing calls, mainly. For $40 it sets itself up when you plug in the USB device and you can use it on any computer, it keeps your same number, and the first year is included.

That's a lot cheaper than the land line.. :flowers:
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 12:44 AM

My neice has Majicjack and it seems wonderful. Her reception is great, sounds like a normal phone. I recently saw an ad for it and that ad said the price was 12 bucks for a year, can't really beat that price, heck, you can't even beat the 40 bucks for a year that Wildabeast is paying.

One caution about Majicjack is if you ever call 911, you must give them your address right off the bat, just in case, as their system cannot track a call made from a Majicjack phone, atleast they can't in my area.

Having to dial the area code for every call isn't unique to Majicjack, where I live I now have to do that with any kind of phone.

Edited by Stang777, 14 July 2009 - 12:46 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:22 AM

OH yeah, I forgot about the 911 thing.

And the $40 is for the purchase and first year of service. :thumbsup:
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