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Q: Use PC to Emulate a Phone ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Use PC to Emulate a Phone
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: dougbates-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Nov 2006 20:00 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2006 20:00 PST
Question ID: 781793
I would like to use my PC (running XP) to emulate a traditional phone
and hook up to a PSTN landline.  The computer has a modem with a
standard phone rj-ll jack.  Is there a free or very cheap piece of
software that would allow me to do this?

IOW, I want my landline to ring my computer, not my phone handset.  I
want to use my computer and headset to dial out over my landline.

Request for Question Clarification by aht-ga on 10 Nov 2006 21:59 PST

In order to do this, you will need to have a voice-capable modem; do
you know if your modem is voice-capable, versus data-only or

If you indeed have a voice-capable modem, then there are indeed
several different software packages available that would allow you to
use your computer as a phone.


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Clarification of Question by dougbates-ga on 11 Nov 2006 08:31 PST
Good clairification question.  It's just a data/fax modem.  However, I
see that data/fax/voice/speakerphone modems are reasonably priced and
easy to install, so I wouldn't mind swapping it out.
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