Landline phone with Imac

attarha

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Nov 12, 2015
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I would like to use my landline (home phone) with the iMac and be able to use my contacts to dial up their phone number, I also would like to receive calls as well.

Please advise me of what hardware and software do I need
thanks
 

attarha

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Nov 12, 2015
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I would like to dial from my contact and able to receive calls, or basically use the iMac as a speaker phone
 

attarha

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Nov 12, 2015
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Answers and possibilities may depend on which service provides your "landline". Who is it?
Hello Brian;
What do you suggest?
All I need is to use the mac to dial phone numbers from my contact and answer incoming calls
 

attarha

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I live in Saudi Arabia the phone infrastructure was built y at&t
 

BrianBaughn

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I don't think you can use the Mac for "handsfree" conversations when on a traditional landline. A VOIP home phone service usually can be set up via an app such as "Telephone".

With a traditional landline, you can set up a USB modem to dial from your computer but you'll have to speak and listen through an actual telephone.

See the information at the Dialectic website for an example.
 
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