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Can I use my PC as a headset for VoIP or Skype?

Is there software available that will allow me to use my pc as a handset for my VoIP or Skype calls?

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Yes, it is included in Skype, all you need is a microphone or a USB phone to make your machine work as a VoIP phone. Skype has a service called SkypeOut for calling land line calls. Beware however, that if you plan to use this while traveling, some ISP's block voice traffic.

This was first published in January 2008

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