• MR T
  • Bristol
  • United Kingdom

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Why can't you use the internet to call a landline through a laptop?

With the rise of smartphones, the blurring between what used to be seperate technologies is becoming more and more apparent. All such systems offer Mp3 players, phones & computers in one.

I can't say I know much about how these things work, so please if someone technological can explain why its not possible, I'd be very happy to hear.

  • Jul 13 2012: you can. It just costs money. Skype, for example offers that service when you have a premium account. I believe that google also offers internet-phone messaging, but that too requires bought points. Apple offers a messaging service for all apple devices (iPhones can use it with 3/4G).
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      Jul 13 2012: Ok I would have thought that it would be dramatically cheaper than phone to phone....is this the case?
      • Jul 13 2012: It's not as portable, and it's easier to get cell signal than an internet signal, plus the mobility issue, but I'm sure that Skype is cheaper than Verizon. The service isn't as good, though.
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    Jul 13 2012: I prefer to call from laptop but in UAE is not supported
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    Jul 13 2012: You can?
  • Jul 13 2012: Try Skype.