I have an external cable modem to connect to the Internet and want to use the 56k modem to dial speech calls from my PC address book. MS Help says I need thrid party software to do this but won't suggest a programme. I am running Win XP. Any ideas..?
Many thanks for the response. I have had a quick look at Willow Phone but I don't think it will do what I want.
What I need is something that allows me to stay connected to the internet on the cable modem and still use the 56k modem to dial out on my phone line. I can then use the handset for the actual voice call.
Win98 SE has a dialler -programmes-accessories-communications-phone dialer with which you can use your cable BB and twitter to your near and dear. Surely all the later Win os must have this too? Have you looked on your win installation disc if dialler not already installed?
Why do it this way? - you can make a voice call across the net at lower cost. If it's from PC to PC you will not be paying anything extra at your end, as you're on-line anyway. If it's to a real phone you can get excellent rates - and you can even do freephone calls to another country, which you can't normally do on real phones.
Loads of suitable programs - you can also use MSMessenger to do voice.
Thanks for your response. XP does have a dialler programme, my problem is getting it to use the modem, seems as thought XP can only use one connection at a time (i.e EITHER cable modem OR 56k dial up modem)without 3rd party software.
DieSse Thanks for your input. I have unlimited phone calls on my regular phone line and all I want is to be able to use the PC to dial the numbers. BUt I'll certainly check out your suggestion anyway.
I have tried to enable the modem in "Control Panel/ Network Connections" and in "Control Panel/Printers and Other Hardware/Phone and Modem Options" but I get "no dial tone" or "could not connect" messages when I try to dial out from Phone Dialler.