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mattosaur4

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#155952 14-Nov-2014 10:48
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Just wondering are there any Mac or Windows Programs that let you do the same sort of thing as Orcon's GeniusGo app?  i.e. Whilst at home have some Mac Application open that rings / notifies you of an incoming call?

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  #1175699 14-Nov-2014 10:51
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You mean like 3CX?




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  #1175731 14-Nov-2014 11:32
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Ok I didn't realize it wasn't Mac OS capable. I would just have a search for a iMac capable soft-phone as it seems that is what you're after right?




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  #1175733 14-Nov-2014 11:36
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There are plenty of such Mac Apps (e.g. "Telephone" on the Mac Apple Store, others available in and outside the Store). They will likely all take over the SIP endpoint from your Genius device though, probably only handle calls while the Mac is awake and logged in, and setup of the Mac App and Genius (or replacement), will be outside Orcon's support...




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  #1175737 14-Nov-2014 11:46
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OK will have a play with the Telephone application.  

Yeah I'm just looking for something for a laptop to avoid buying a 2 or 3 phone wireless Dect system.   Have 1 portable phone attached to the modem which is too far away for my Dad to hear, he's always on his laptop so having some Skype like App that rang or popped up saying hey you missed 5 calls would prompt him to go get the Phone...


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  #1175741 14-Nov-2014 11:50
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mattosaur4: OK will have a play with the Telephone application.  

Yeah I'm just looking for something for a laptop to avoid buying a 2 or 3 phone wireless Dect system.   Have 1 portable phone attached to the modem which is too far away for my Dad to hear, he's always on his laptop so having some Skype like App that rang or popped up saying hey you missed 5 calls would prompt him to go get the Phone...


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That is the problem, these Apps typically replace the Orcon-supplied phone handset, not act as a second handset in the way the Genius Go app does.




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  #1176625 16-Nov-2014 10:11
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Don't bother with the third party software as above and don't use dect as you may lose called id, missed call counts etc. Rather connect your wireless handset base stations to the pots port on your router if you're not buying one brand.

 
 
 
 


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  #1176963 16-Nov-2014 19:30
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MadEngineer: Don't bother with the third party software as above and don't use dect as you may lose called id, missed call counts etc. Rather connect your wireless handset base stations to the pots port on your router if you're not buying one brand.


That should work perfectly but it won't enable a call to be taken on a Mac or PC as the OP was wanting ;-)




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  #1177013 16-Nov-2014 20:55
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Nothing beats a phone for letting you know that your phone is ringing, especially while at home.

unless he's deaf and needs a flasher

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  #1177438 17-Nov-2014 16:24
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Yeah he can't hear it where it is next to the Modem downstairs.  So its' either:

A: Buy a 2 phone system, ain't that dear just was looking for a free workaround
B: Some sort of software solution, just thought as it was a VoIP line now that we might be able todo something software wise.

Don't really care about Caller ID, missed call count or any of that.

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