Telephone that connects to iMac

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  1. dakotaspurs macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    This product may not exist but I thought this wold be the best place to find out.

    I am in the UK and use a landline phone like everyone else, but does anyone know of any telephones that I can connect to the iMac as well so I can see on my screen who is calling me and also dial out through the Address Book as well?

    I am not looking for a VOIP solution here, and I am not interested in talking through my iMac, instead I want my desk phone to be able to access the address book on the iMac and for an alert to come up on the screen when someone calls so I can see who is calling?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    The possibilities are probably limited by your UK landline provider and it may not be possible at all.

    Who is the landline provider?
     
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

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    If it was possible as stated it would require an analog modem with voice support attached to the computer. Not sure if they exist anymore. Another possibility would be equipment designed to do robo-calls. Those probably do exist.
     
  4. dakotaspurs thread starter macrumors member

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    I use TalkTalk Business.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    From what I can see TalkTalk is VOIP but I couldn't tell you what features the service has or supports.

    If you have a VOIP service that is configurable in a VOIP app such as Zoiper then you might to be able to use it in the way that you envision.
     

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