can i talk on my voice modem?

if i have a voice modem & a mic does that mean i can call people on the computer & have it be like a speaker phone sorta?
mikethadumb1Asked:
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rosefireConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Well. there has been a bit more input at this point, so I am resubmitting an answer.  BTW,  did you find Netmeeting OK?
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mikethadumb1Author Commented:
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rosefireCommented:
If you have a sound card and at microphone you can use a program like netmeeting to talk to people.  The voice modem is not intended to be a substitute for the phone company.  If you want more information on netmeeting, let me know.
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westoneCommented:
If you have the required setup. I have used my computer as a telephone/answering maching for a time using software that came w/ my voice modem. Your modem probably came w/ some such software also. The voice output on the modem will have to be connected to a speaker or headphone in order to listen to the incoming caller. It is far simpler to connect a phone to the phone connection on the modem than any thing else.
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rosefireCommented:
To elaborate a bit.  Netmeeting (a program you can get free from microsoft) allows you to use the internet to carry voice like a telephone company.  Using netmeeting or another similar program allows you to make calls anywhere on the globe (with the exceptions of some contries that are trying to protect their phone companies where this is done on the sly) with no cost other than the cost of your ISP.  It is very useful.  I talked with my fiancee for hours for free from San Diego when she was in Qatar this last summer.  
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rosefireCommented:
The voice modem is an answering machine, not a means to place a call.  BTW, why did you reject the answer?
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rosefireCommented:
The answer is no, but there is a way to do what you describe (which I outlines above).

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mikethadumb1Author Commented:
i just wanted more input
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rosefireCommented:
Fair enough.  If you want more info on free internet long distance, just ask.
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mikethadumb1Author Commented:
i don't know how to write e-mails to you could you e-mail me? tomee535@aol.com
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a111a111a111Commented:
rosefire anser is correct,
Submit your anser again.

BTW the little speaker on the modem is not for Voice use.
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vikiingCommented:
If you plan to use the PC as if it were a telephone, you don't need a voice modem. Just by having a microphone and a sound card, you can achieve that with no problem at all. As Rosefire told you, software packages like NetMeeting and others permit you do that job; but they don't use the voice capability, but they pick up your voice from mike and convert them into signals, which are sent in turn thru the modem, in a standard connection (this is, using data only capabilities of modem).

The voice feature of any modem is used primarily to give you the ability to use your PC as an answering machine. Each time your machine receives an incoming call, modem will detect if that call is:
a) a fax (from another modem in "fax mode" of from an actual fax machine)
b) a data call (from another modem)
c) a voice call (someone who's calling you)

For each option, modem's hardware will switch to the appropriate state, and will inform software how to react, be it a) receiving and storing the fax, b) connecting to the calling modem to link both machines, for file exchange or whatever be, or c) receiving and storing the call. Sometimes, depending the software in use, the caller of a simple voice call can direct your machine to send a fax, to control mailboxes (to leave a message at different addresses into your machine) and much more.

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mikethadumb1Author Commented:
what is this BTW you all speak of?
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mikethadumb1Author Commented:
THANX FOR YOUR HELP! ALL OF YOU
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