Connect office phone to PC so I can make calls through USB or headphones/mic headset
Posted on 2006-05-25
I am using Skype now to make some calls/save a few dollars on long distance charges. That works great for outbound calls. However, every time I need to pick up an incomming call, I have to change headsets from my skype headset to the plantronics headset connected to our office phone system. I cant connect the phone directly from the wall and use a phone center type solution because we have an office phone system with multiple extensions.
My question is this. Is there a way to connect the phone from where the headset would plug in directly into my PC modem connection, and then be able to use either a USB headset or a headset that plugs into the speaker/mic ports, and take the calls from my office system? Basically, I want to press the line that I want to dial from or pick up, to establish the line as "active" - from my existing phone. Any time there is a dialtone or "open" line, I would want the PC to recognize this, and put the sound through the headset and take any sound from the mic, and basically function as my "handset" for my phone.
Thank you in advance for a solution.