Use Laptop As telephone

Is it possible to plug in office phone telephone line into my laptop and pick up calls on my pc?
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CMDAIAsked:
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brettiehConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This depends on if your modem is voice capable, if you have a direct line (not through a PABX..) and your software.
Your laptop may have software for the modem to allow for phone capability.
You could go for a voip number..Then go nuts :-)
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EW_n_sigintCommented:
You can always use Voip. and with the right card, you should be able to control a ham radio, sort of like a phone.
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dbruntonConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Not necessarily the telephone line.

But if you've got an Internet connection see http://cnettv.cnet.com/turn-your-pc-telephone/9742-1_53-50003537.html
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CMDAIAuthor Commented:
Yeah i have skype and google voice, the idea is i dont like the stationary phone on my table and thats the number everyone calls or transfers to, second the fax machine is also a nuisance (yeah i know there is still companies that need me to send fax to them).

I just realized my PC dont have telephone line IN , though to go and buy a USB adapter but not sure if it will work cas i do have PABX.
 
why PABX an issue?
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Jackie ManCommented:
PABX needs special equipment to work with. PABX is proprietary technology and needs to use PABX telephone set of the same brand of the PABX console.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_telephone_system

Unless your PABX supports SIP, one of the Voice over IP technology, linking the PABX line to your computer is meaningless.

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dhsindyConnect With a Mentor Retired considering supplemental income.Commented:
Beware digital office phones have a higher voltage system.  Years ago, I plugged a digital line in to a card for residential use.  Bye, bye card.
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columcusackConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Why not divert your office number to your cell, and connect cell to laptop with bluetooth or phone manufacturer software.  Ovi etc, Android etc etc.  The software usually has a nice,  intuitive and interactive graphical interface to your cell,  texts, e-mails, calls.  Hope it helps.

*21*cell number# send      ->  This will setup the divert from landline, #21#send will cancel

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