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Old 06-16-2003, 09:41 AM   #1
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PC phone.


Hello,

I asked this question early, but did not get an answer:

I'm looking for a linux app that can turn my pc into a phone over a generic modem. i.e. microphone/speakers would handle the traditional voice/listen options, and the modem would handle the communications. So, rather than picking up the phone and dialing someone, you could dial them from a gui on the pc. Note: I am not looking for VoIP.

Thanks,

Robert
 
Old 06-16-2003, 07:00 PM   #2
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Please do not do this. If you want people to look at your original question, you should bump (post a reply yourself) your original thread and not create a new one.
 
Old 06-16-2003, 09:29 PM   #3
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http://freshmeat.net

search: phone

1st entry: http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=phone...ects&x=14&y=14
 
Old 06-17-2003, 06:44 PM   #4
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Now, you see, here's the original thread. I am still not entirely sure what liguorir is asking, but I'm pretty sure that what is needed is something that allows you to talk to a standard land-line PSTN connection using your modem+soundcard. The above link seems to take you to yet another VoIP type setup, which I don't think is what is needed.

Original thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=phone

Phone app from above: http://www.linuxmotors.com/phone/
 
Old 06-17-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Thymox
Now, you see, here's the original thread. I am still not entirely sure what liguorir is asking, but I'm pretty sure that what is needed is something that allows you to talk to a standard land-line PSTN connection using your modem+soundcard. The above link seems to take you to yet another VoIP type setup, which I don't think is what is needed.

Original thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=phone

Phone app from above: http://www.linuxmotors.com/phone/
Well considering the fact that I posted something, just trying to be helpful and have not heard a reply...trying to clarify, I guess they have figured it out on their own.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 01:37 PM   #6
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Well considering the fact that I posted something, just trying to be helpful and have not heard a reply...trying to clarify, I guess they have figured it out on their own.
He said he didn't want VoIP though.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 01:39 PM   #7
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Well considering the fact that I posted something, just trying to be helpful and have not heard a reply...trying to clarify, I guess they have figured it out on their own.
Just part of the lesson.

Cool
 
Old 06-18-2003, 02:46 PM   #8
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Hello,

I'm looking for a program that can emulate a telephone, speakers/headset/modem. I found tkphone, but you have to pick up the phone once the call is completed, and it's in beta mode. I also found wxdialer that appears to be what I am looking for, but the author has not yet developed the comms part.

I am consider writing the application with Qt. But I first want to establish that it does not exist. I know it does in windows.

Can anyone help?

Note: I do not want VoIP.

Thanks,

Robert Liguori
 
Old 06-18-2003, 03:48 PM   #9
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Well, just to further clarify VoIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol...If you are makeing a call from pc to handset...you will be using voip.

Having said that:
www.google.com/linux
search: pc to phone
3rd and 4th hits
http://lwn.net/Articles/22136/
http://www.linuxjack.com
Both are about quicknet a pc to phone or pc to pc comm package.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 04:51 PM   #10
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Originally posted by BigNate
Well, just to further clarify VoIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol...If you are makeing a call from pc to handset...you will be using voip.

Having said that:
www.google.com/linux
search: pc to phone
3rd and 4th hits
http://lwn.net/Articles/22136/
http://www.linuxjack.com
Both are about quicknet a pc to phone or pc to pc comm package.
You are right when you say "VoIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol"

You are wrong when you say "makeing a call from pc to handset...you will be using voip"

If you connect a PC to a handset (modem also) you would be connecting via the twisted pair telephone lines and NOT via tcpIP (internet protocal) to make the call.

Back to the subject though, I am sure there is an app for this and I will keep my eye out for it.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 05:50 PM   #11
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You are right when you say "VoIP is Voice Over Internet Protocol"

You are wrong when you say "makeing a call from pc to handset...you will be using voip"

If you connect a PC to a handset (modem also) you would be connecting via the twisted pair telephone lines and NOT via tcpIP (internet protocal) to make the call.

Back to the subject though, I am sure there is an app for this and I will keep my eye out for it.
Admittedly I had not thought of that option. I was hung up on the use of the modem as more than an electrical adapter. After pondering it a bit I am curious as to why this would be desirable?? Rather, if one is to use their computer as a 1000 dollar telephone, would it not be more desirable to avoid the charges by connecting via the net?
 
Old 06-18-2003, 07:18 PM   #12
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Because, let's say I want to call my Sister. She does not have a VoIP setup. She does, however, have a PSTN line (land line). Since I would have the ability to call her over a standard phone line, from my PC to her land-line, where only the one of us has a computer, it might be a useful thing to do.

If you wanted to do a make-shift setup, you could connect the wires from a telephone handset to the appropriate inputs/outputs of your soundcard (presuming it can do full duplex) and also to your headset. Make a recording of the various touch-tone tones and play them back in a specific order through your soundcard. It should work, but it's not the best option. I am sure there is a piece of software that does this. Worst case scenario - use your Windows software with Wine.
 
Old 06-18-2003, 07:58 PM   #13
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Because, let's say I want to call my Sister. She does not have a VoIP setup. She does, however, have a PSTN line (land line).
I didn't read the whole web site but I was under the impression that it was only necessary for 1 person to have a voip set up...oh well I have done more harm then good here I should get out of this little chat...I hope the orig poster finds what he/she is looking for.

Good luck and take care!!
 
  


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