Phone calls from laptop
liguorid at albany.edu
Thu Jul 15 17:22:02 UTC 2010
On 7/15/2010 5:37 AM, RAMAKISHOREBABU KOPPULA wrote:
> My laptop has a internal modem and RJ-11 connector. I want to connect
> the phone line to the laptop and by using head phones I want to make
> calls. How to do this? Is there any software available to do this?
Yes, it's called Skype. You of course need a dial-up ISP. A bit o.t.
Last time I tried running Skype in Fedora it worked fine, though I
wasn't using a dial-up. They had the best voice quality of any VOIP I
had tried at that time, meaning, better algorithms and better chance of
success under dial-up bandwidth. It's been a couple of years, though.
Not sure if the stock Fedora even comes with the dial-up software any
more, though probably easy to install.
Come to think of it, it shouldn't be such a bandwidth hog, digitizing
voice then presumably compressing it to near its Shanon entropy.
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