Dialing

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Computers dial up ISP's. Is there a way for a computer to dial up other phone numbers?

For example, address book phone numbers.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    irelandireland Posts: 17,126member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sequitur

    Computers dial up ISP's. Is there a way for a computer to dial up other phone numbers?

    For example, address book phone numbers.




    Skype
  • Reply 2 of 6
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,892member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Ireland

    Skype



    Thanks.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Which isn't a hardware solution, however, so it's a bit more difficult for people to call your computer from a phone.



    I'd love it if there was an app to use your modem to transmit phone audio, but the only one available offered kernel panics and other niceties, so no.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    lakingsfnlakingsfn Posts: 141member
    Interesting, I've heard of Skype but I never really knew what it was.
  • Reply 5 of 6
    irelandireland Posts: 17,126member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by lakingsfn

    Interesting, I've heard of Skype but I never really knew what it was.



    You know now! Go get it, and make free calls
  • Reply 6 of 6
    sequitursequitur Posts: 1,892member
    One of the few times I didn?t make myself clear and something positive came out of it. Skype will save me a bundle on my numerous phone calls to my out-of-town daughters. Greeeeeaarate!

    However, I originally meant: can a computer dial numbers from an address book (like it does to dial up an ISP)? Just POTS.
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