5. Calls to Conventional Land-lines and Cell-phones

To communicate from a PC or VoIP handset to a conventional (non-IP or PSTN) phone, you will need to subscribe to a commercial service that provides this facility. Some examples are listed below - note that inclusion in this list does not imply any official recommendation or endorsement whatsoever by Oxford University.

  • BT Communicator - call convential phones from your PC
  • BT Broadband Talk - make VoIP calls via an ordinary handset plugged into your own broadband connection
  • Vonage - call conventional phones from your PC or Mac
  • Some other suppliers are listed on the voip.org.uk web site.

Some of the products in the previous section can also be extended (at a charge) to make or receive calls to/from conventional phones.

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