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Re: [opensuse] connecting my telephone to the internet
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:01:28 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.1208162149480.15710@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Thursday, 2012-08-16 at 11:05 +0200, xpol wrote:

Hi all,

I would like to connect my telephone to the internet, so as to be able to
exploit telephone internet facilities (e.g. google talk).
I guees a computer with modem as server should be set up, to link my
plain old telephon line to my telephone.
Any comments and suggestions?

This is generally known as VoIp, voice over ip.

No, you can not use a modem. There are hardware cards that serve to use a plain old telephone (POT) terminal with a VoIP network, and dedicated software (llike Asterisk) but it is probably cheaper to directly buy dedicated VoIp terminals (~150€).

There are sold USB headphone-and-microphone gadgets for use with services such as Skype.

Likewise, there are general purpose VoIp terminals that can be used without a computer to receive and start phone calls over internet. They need registering with a provider, that has the task of negotiating the connection and knowing the IP of each party - very rough explanation, not exact, but suffices.

You can also do the same with your computer, audio card, a microphone and earphones. Examples: SFLphone, Ekiga, Linphone...

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)
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