Telephone software

  charliep 21:04 06 Sep 2007

Does XP pro have any built in telephone software apart frpm the fax console? If not does anyone know of a freebie (legit) telephone software>

Many thanks

  Technotiger 21:05 06 Sep 2007

Try Skype click here

  woodchip 22:00 06 Sep 2007

Free click here

  Technotiger 22:21 06 Sep 2007

Hi, if Globe7 calls are free, why the amount shown in the screenshot?

  charliep 08:21 07 Sep 2007

Thanks for the quick response guys. It looks like that although the software for Skype and Globe 7 is free, you have to buy credits to make the calls. I'm looking for something that I can use on my landline number. If you think of the built in XP pro fax console but a telephone rather than a fax.

  Simsy 14:15 07 Sep 2007

only if you are using skype to call an "ordinary" telephone.

If you are calling skype to skype the calls are free.



  charliep 14:46 07 Sep 2007

Thanks Simsy, but that is how I do want to use it, just like an "ordinary" phone to call an "ordinary" phone. Tried to find a download for Cheyenne Bitware without success,

  john bunyan 17:47 07 Sep 2007

charliep. For £7.99 a month Vonage (click here) give you a new extra phone no, and a little black box to plug into your wireless modem/router. You can then plug in a nornal phone and call all day for the £7.99. No need to have computer on and it acts like a normal phone. You can get various packages for overseas - my plan includes UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, USA Canada. but others are a vailable.

  woodchip 17:53 07 Sep 2007

at the foot of the page
I have got this with a old dial up modem it works well, when setup correctly

click here

  charliep 10:12 08 Sep 2007

Thanks everyone for your help. Tried Woodchips link but when I tried to download I got an "authentication required" dialog box and I don't have the passwords etc. So its good news and bad news and good news. Good news one - I found an old program I had filed away called Supervoice from Windows 95 days. Put that on and it seems to work OK. Bad news - the modem on my new desk top doesn't support voice. Good news two - the modem in my old laptop does support voice. So I'm happy now - well almost.

  hvs 11:28 13 Aug 2008

I used to be able to use my old pc to make calls but cannot get it to work on my new pc. How do I configure the modem to enable me to make calls . I use windows fax, works 100% but have no idea why I cant make tele calls.

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