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# 31396 16-Mar-2009 17:04
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not sure if this should be in the vodafone or linux forum so please move if not the right place...
I currently have a vodem that runs via "Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux 1.99.17" which allows me to send sms and use data via the software on Ubuntu 8.04. However has anyone ever seen a dialer/softphone application that could use a laptop's inbuilt sound card to have a call taken via the laptop. Any info would be great,



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  # 201466 16-Mar-2009 18:27
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have you tried sjphone?

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  # 201537 17-Mar-2009 06:38
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just had a look and all I can see is VOIP software. I may be descibing it incorrectly but wanting to still use my vodafone number eg 021 xxx xxx to make calls across the vodafone network but with an onscreen dialer / controler on the laptop.





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  # 201567 17-Mar-2009 09:42
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That would depend on if the vodem's modem emulation includes voice support, in which case you're really after a bit of generic 'voice modem' software. Not sure what you'll find.

The other thing to note is that you cannot get a voice plan on a data plan SIM (like those used in a vodem). That's what I've been told by the dudes at the vodafone store anyway.


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  # 201568 17-Mar-2009 09:47
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mjb: The other thing to note is that you cannot get a voice plan on a data plan SIM (like those used in a vodem). That's what I've been told by the dudes at the vodafone store anyway.

I've got round that at least with a vodem off trademe and sim from my contract phone with 1Gb of data as an add on. So I can at least get email (and geekzone) on the move

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