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can i plug my cell phone into my computer and use it ...

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can i plug my cell phone into my computer and use it like a land line?and get rid of my land line? If so how, and what equiptment do I need, and I need step by step how to's. I have a broadband connection.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Thomas replied 10 years ago.

The short answer to your question is "no."

The long answer is: In order to use your broadband connection for voice over IP, VoIP, you need a device that emulates the analog telephone and the tone necessary for communications. These boxes are not very expensive, but there is a monthly service charge, usually $35 - $45 USD per month.

You can find software products that let you use your computer's microphone and broadband like a telephone, but each party you wanted to call would need this software. Just search using

PC to Telephone or
Computer as a telephone or
VoIP software

in the search field of your favorite search engine.

I hope this information is of use, and thanks for the opportunity to be of service..Thomas
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