Can you use a computer to make telephone calls?

  Sapins 17:42 28 May 2003

I read somewhere that you can make telephone calls from a computer, as I now have 120hrs. a month to use up (only 25€!)I would like to be able to do this. Anyone know how?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:51 28 May 2003

Internet calls using your ISP (hence free) are only available in the States at the moment. You can your computer as a telephone but a) the calls are the same as an ordinary phone...and b) it is a pig to use, better off with a handset.


  Stuartli 18:01 28 May 2003

Have a look at:

click here?

which used to be known as BuddyPhone.

BuddyPhone could be linked with ICQ but I don't know about the latest version.

A search in google will no doubt bring up others such as, I think, one called Net2Phone.

  Confab 18:01 28 May 2003

Netmeeing will allow you to have a voice conversation with someone who also has Netmeeting installed. Not quite the same as a telephone call but its the closest you'll get at the moment.


  woodchip 18:04 28 May 2003

Simple answer is Yes, If you have software such as SuperVoice

  Sapins 18:07 28 May 2003

GANDALF <|:-)> , Stuartli, and Amber-Shortie thanks for your quick replies, I'm having a look at your link Stuartli and I have also found Net2phone on Google ( I thought I would get better advice from you guy's first!)Thanks again, if I am successful I will post another thread to give details.

  Sapins 18:09 28 May 2003

Forgot to mention, it seems you can use Net2phone from virtually anywhere to anywhere now.

  Sapins 18:11 28 May 2003

Blimey, didn't see you there woodchip, thanks for your imput. Not a "Chippy" are you?

  woodchip 18:21 28 May 2003

To your Question "I was" now past retirement, Net2Phone is a pay so much a month I think you will find for any whare in the world

  Sapins 21:41 28 May 2003

Snap woodchip. Iv'e checked Net2phone and it seems you have to "charge" your account but calls are per minute. I'm waiting for confirmation of my 120hrs a month deal then I will probably give it a try.

  otubby1 22:57 28 May 2003

Is there not some software called Bitware that lets you fone as well as fax from your computer, or is that just for faxing?

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