Using PC as a telephone

  Johny C 18:36 25 Feb 2003

My wife uses our home PC for work, and she wants to connect headphones with a microphone attached so when the phone rings she can answer it via the headset. She also wants to make telephone calls the same way.

Do i need any specific equipment or software to achieve this?

Many thnaks


  spuds 20:13 25 Feb 2003

A company called O1 Communique Laboratory Inc manufacture various software packages, of the sort that you are seeking. Further info from click here Places like PC World and Staples sell their product which usually goe's under the packaging title of Communicate/Communicate Pro

  Qmar 21:05 25 Feb 2003

click here

..conversation facility seems to be internet based..Johny C wants to use the Pc as a 'landphone'.?.. search this forum under dialer.exe .. I think a lot depends on your modem capabilities...+ you may need a mike with an inbuilt battery boost if you plug it direct to modem.. sorry I cant give you a successful scenario myself.

  Bingalau 22:46 25 Feb 2003

Have you tried "Yahoo Messenger"?

  Johny C 12:30 26 Feb 2003

Many thanks to the above for answering my post, I will be having a look at Communicate Pro, according to the website its just what i want.

There is a free 30 day trial on the website, so i will try it and see how it goes.

Many thanks


  frior-one 14:39 26 Feb 2003

has your problem been sorted....give it a green tick please

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