Solved

How to use desktop computer as a two-line phone?

Posted on 2012-04-12
3
180 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-15
I currently have high quality essentially free-VOIP.  I work out of my home.  I would like to be able to use my computer as a two line phone; where I can dial from my Outlook addressbook and wear a usb headset for the calls (or use the webcam mike if that is better.)   I already have various computer to computer services, and since I have a home business line that works well, I'm not really looking to add a Skype or other pay service -- plus I'd like to get the phone off my desk.  The VOIP provider is Ooma.   As a fall-back alternative is there a 2-line phone that has a USB connection so that it can be dialed from a PC (and maybe use a USB headset?)
0
Comment
Question by:kbachler
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Mike
ID: 37914719
Yes you can do this....however there are many different ways to do this.

Click on this link from Microsoft and they will walk you through the proper option for you....

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/CH006356553.aspx
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
kbachler earned 0 total points
ID: 37917458
The link only addresses how to dial from Outlook.  That's not the problem.  The problem is dialing from Outllook AND using the computer as a two line phone.  I haven't even been able to get a modem connection to work over the Ooma line.  Once that is done, there is still the issue of having some sort of telephony interface with the headset.  I'm sorry, the above doesn't quite address this issue.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:kbachler
ID: 39573108
There were no other answers even though the question was open for a long time.  I was looking to close out the question unless there is a way to bump it up so that people address it.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In our personal lives, we have well-designed consumer apps to delight us and make even the most complex transactions simple. Many enterprise applications, however, are a bit behind the times. For an enterprise app to be successful in today's tech wo…
Healthcare organizations in the United States must adhere to the guidance of both the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) for securing and protec…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
An overview on how to enroll an hourly employee into the employee database and how to give them access into the clock in terminal.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now