How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

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How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

Postby prabha_friend » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:52 am

Hi All. I am prabhakaran from Mumbai, india.
Recently I have purchased a broadband connection from Airtel (provider)
They have given me a landline connection as a combo without any telephone instrument (I am not looking for it either). Instead, I want to use my laptop as a phone. I know this is a very simple task to explain for Tech people like you all. let me tell my requirements step by step:

Basic Requirement:
Just to make and receive calls through my laptop using that landline (currently offered an unlimited Local/STD calls)

Mediocre Requirement:
Connect my Cell phone (Android lollipop) to the laptop and configure it to enable my mobile device to dial and receive the landline calls too.

Advanced requirement:
Use the same broadband connection to remotely call (making calls only is enough if reception is bit difficult) through that landline using my mobile device.

What I think I need to buy to achieve this:
I know I have to buy some thing which will convert the analog telephone signals to a pc (Telephony interface card or a voice modem may be). I am sure a single port device will suffice this scenario. I have neither TIC or a Voice modem. So what should I buy? What are the next steps to achieve the above said thing?

FYI:
I am a software Engineer by profession. So I believe I can understand the things tough advanced in explaining.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

Postby prabha_friend » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:55 am

Can't be possible? No one answered this question :(
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Re: How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

Postby david55 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:42 pm

The question has too many options and is not very clear.

Also, Asterisk is likely to be overkill.
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Re: How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

Postby prabha_friend » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:06 pm

Can atleast someone suggest to what hardware I should go for? Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to make a telephone out of a laptop?

Postby david55 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:29 pm

People here would generally not try to interface a laptop to an analogue phone line; they would use SIP via an ITSP. One option would be to use a SIP softphone and a SIP to FXO gateway device, via the ethernet connection.
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