Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor

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To: Brett McCoy <idragosani@...>
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Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 3:18 am

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No, not magicjack ... mind you my understanding is that newer versions of
these don't need a computer at all. They just plug into a 'net connection.

I should have been more clear. Right now I use google chat to make some of
my long distance calls. It's free and works pretty well. Just dial out via
my gmail interface. I have one of those $10 skype phones plugged into the
computer, which linux sees as a usb soundcard.

No, I can't receive calls via the google interface. And that's fine. Still
have my regular land line. And probably will for some time since none of
the VOIP providers seem to have phone numbers in my area and I don't want
to impose long distance on my local callers.

I have an extra cordless phone which works just fine on POTS. But, it's not
being used so I though I could use it instead of the $10 skype phone by
plugging it into the computer ... and that is the magic box I want :)

Thanks.

On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Brett McCoy wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Bob van der Poel

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No, not magicjack ... mind you my understanding is th=
at newer versions of these don't need a computer at all. They just plug=
into a 'net connection.I should have been more clea=
r. Right now I use google chat to make some of my long distance calls. It&#=
39;s free and works pretty well. Just dial out via my gmail interface. I ha=
ve one of those $10 skype phones plugged into the computer, which linux see=
s as a usb soundcard.
No, I can't receive calls via the google interface. And =
that's fine. Still have my regular land line. And probably will for som=
e time since none of the VOIP providers seem to have phone numbers in my ar=
ea and I don't want to impose long distance on my local callers.
I have an extra cordless phone which works just fine on POTS=
. But, it's not being used so I though I could use it instead of the $1=
0 skype phone by plugging it into the computer ... and that is the magic bo=
x I want :)
Thanks.On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Brett McCoy <=
idragosani@gmail.com
> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:0=
5 PM, Bob van der Poel <bob@mellowoo=
d.ca
> wrote:

> I currently have a "skype" phone connected to USB which work=
s just fine to

is not
called
ike a

I think you're thinking of MagicJack? They don't work on Linu=
x, sadly.

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el ** Wynndel, British Columbia, CANADA **
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[LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Bob van der Poel, (Tue Jul 22, 2:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Len Ovens, (Tue Jul 22, 3:22 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Bob van der Poel, (Tue Jul 22, 3:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Len Ovens, (Tue Jul 22, 3:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Brett McCoy, (Tue Jul 22, 2:39 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Bob van der Poel, (Tue Jul 22, 3:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Phone to computer adaptor, Jeremy Jongepier, (Tue Jul 22, 5:11 am)