Lync and phones

Is it possible to replace our phones are work with phones that use Microsoft Lync Online?  Thereby eliminating our phone service provider?

If so, how do I get a Lync phone number?  How does it work in order to use Lync as a replacement for our currentl VoIP phone service?  Right now we have Office 365 and it includes the Lync Online.
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Smily AroraBusiness development executiveCommented:
Lync is a Microsoft  business application which requires a server in order to connect to Lync Client.

If you have office 365 from Microsoft and create your family user accounts over there, for this service you have to pay monthly or yearly as per the subscription conditions in your own region.

I would suggest to use Skype which is free and you can do chat / AV as well. For sharing screens you can use third party softwares like team viewer which is free for windows workstation versions.

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al4629740Author Commented:
Yes.  However that was not my question.  We already have a nonprofit subscription.  I would like to know if I can get a Lync phone number and a Lync phone to replace our existing phone system?
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