MBP as telephone

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  1. deep diver macrumors 65816

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    There are times that I would like to initiate a phone call through a modem from my MBP rather than a telephone. Does anyone know of a free program that will do this for me?
     
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  3. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    its built in ;)
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do what now? :confused:

    It has been a long time since any Mac has had a built-in modem.

    You're best bet is to use something like Skype through the internet.
     
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    no modem built into any Macs. just an ethernet port. pair the MBP with a modem/router (wireless) and an ADSL connection and you could use Skype with a headset? or buy a VOIP phone and call with Skype or a VOIP service if your ISP includes it.
     
  6. deep diver thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes. I have the modem. Would be kinda hard otherwise :D:D.
     
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    Does it work with OS X? Or is it a WinModem?
     
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    Ok.

    I can't find any telephony software for OS X. I think VOIP might be your best bet, whether it be Skype or some other service.
     

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