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How to make long distance calls using my PC

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     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.
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Question by:hamada
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by:larbel
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Possible but not free... Here's the link.

http://www.net2phone.com/english/
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by:shanes55
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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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by:Brodie
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Just use a fax phone or something on your PC to call them and talk!
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by:xiaomu
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 ...
www.connectedpc.com/cpc/videophone/index.htm
Pretty cool web site for communications through computers.
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by:Piezo
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I've used the program that larbel referred to above at http://www.net2phone.com/English/ 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
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see url  http://www.speakfreely.org/

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



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by:Piezo
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tfabian- that is a program for computer to computer, not computer to regular telephone.
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