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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 5:10:04 PM

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I would like to know if it is possible to connect a phone line to my computer
to make and receive my phone calls? If so is there a program that comes with
Windows XP to allow me to manage this?
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 7:28:20 PM

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Placing a phone call through a computer results in a poor
quality conversation. You would be much better off using
a conventional telephone.

If you insist, then visit:

FREE PC To PC and PC To Phone Calls:
http://www.talktohome.com/main/Ntalks.Htm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"sweetybird" wrote:

| I would like to know if it is possible to connect a phone line to my computer
| to make and receive my phone calls? If so is there a program that comes with
| Windows XP to allow me to manage this?
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 10:19:48 PM

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Search Google for "internet phone calls" please. Then look at Skype.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"sweetybird" <sweetybird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39251BE4-6140-4891-AC2E-EE45A9BFAD49@microsoft.com...
>I would like to know if it is possible to connect a phone line to my
>computer
> to make and receive my phone calls? If so is there a program that comes
> with
> Windows XP to allow me to manage this?
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 10:40:45 AM

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Vaguely remember doing this in Win98. Modem requires an additional driver
in the sound, video, and game controllers area of device manager specific to
the modem.

The microphone was too "scratchy" for entirely legible voice communications.
So, gave up on it.

Bug the people who bug you, the telephone solicitors. They use computers
nowadays for comms to the potential customers. For those who are wondering
about phone calls where no one is on the other end, its the same people.
They use a computer to dial 100's of numbers at the same time. They may not
have enough personnel to man all the phone calls made. Thus, no one on the
other end. Typically, call id will indicate name "unknown", but will have a
bona fide phone number. In cases where the solicitor is not using mass
phone number calling, the name of the company will be displayed on caller
id. If you wish not be called by a solicitor, call the phone company and
ask to be placed on the no-call list. You will be directed to a phone
number that can do this for you. FTC investigates and prosecutes those who
continue to call you after 31 days of being on the list. You have to let
them know at the same phone number they provide you.

"sweetybird" <sweetybird@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:39251BE4-6140-4891-AC2E-EE45A9BFAD49@microsoft.com...
> I would like to know if it is possible to connect a phone line to my
computer
> to make and receive my phone calls? If so is there a program that comes
with
> Windows XP to allow me to manage this?
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