View Full Version : [ubuntu] PSTN Softphone

August 23rd, 2009, 05:47 PM
Hi all,

I would like to make and receive voice phonecalls from my laptop (Hardy/Jaunty) instead of using the regular phone handset (PSTN).
Why? to take advantage of my bluetooth headset.

I remember Windows98 used to have a softphone "dialer" bundled that would use the laptop built-in modem, and therefore I thought this was going to be trivial in ubuntu. But the only softphones I can find are for VoIP (SIP/IAX). For PSTN using the built-in modem, I have only found fax/voice answering machine (mgetty+sendfax+vgetty).

- Any advice?
- Is asterix my only solution? what would be the minimum (as in cheapest) hardware required?
- pstngw? what would be the minimum hardware? link to a valid howto?

Best regards in advance.