How to make long distance calls using my PC

Posted on 1999-01-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
     I have a pentium computer and connected to the internet.
      I want to be able to call longdistance by my PC, provided that the reaciver has only a telephone.
      My question is: is it possible, and is there any softwae or hardware device that can help to access?. Please name it and where
can I find it.
Question by:hamada
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ID: 1020700
Possible but not free... Here's the link.

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ID: 1020701
Go to your setup for your phone dialer and when prompted for access to a long distance outside line check the yes box. When prompted for number to be dialed enter 1. The rest will be taken care of by the software.

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ID: 1020702
Just use a fax phone or something on your PC to call them and talk!
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ID: 1020703
Yes, its possible, and yes, there are things that can help you do this.
First of all make sure to have a modem that is voice capable.
Second, check this web site out ...
Pretty cool web site for communications through computers.

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ID: 1020704
I've used the program that larbel referred to above at and was impressed with the results. It's not free and you have to purchase time blocks to use it.  The last time I looked it was 5 cents a minute with a block of 500 minutes being the smallest amount you could buy.

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tfabian earned 10 total points
ID: 1020705
see url

it's got a package for Windows called SpeakFreely.. it works fairly well, and is shareware / freeware.. no costs involved..


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ID: 1020706
tfabian- that is a program for computer to computer, not computer to regular telephone.

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