Initiate a SkyPe Call Using a Cordless Phone Via ActionTec Internet Phone Wizard?

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by jaykchan, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. jaykchan

    jaykchan Guest

    I have just bought a phone adapter for connecting a regular phone to
    SkyPe. I have a question on the way to initiate a call through a
    cordless phone instead of through the SkyPe program.

    That phone adapter is called "Internet Phone Wizard" from ActionTec.
    That device connects to the PC through USB, and the device has a jack
    for an analog phone. I have connected a corded phone to the device,
    and I can talk using the phone and SkyPe; but I will have to initiate
    the call through the SkyPe program. I don't know how to initiate a
    SkyPe call using the keys in the phone. This is OK as long as I am
    using the corded phone and I need to sit in front of the PC anyway.
    But this won't be OK if I use one of those set of multiple cordless
    phones because I may be making SkyPe call from a different room.
    According to ActionTec web site, I am supposed to hit some keys in the
    phone to initiate a SkyPe call; but they don't say which keys (I guess
    this may be specific to the model of phone). I have emailed them about
    this; but almost a week later they still haven't answered my email (not
    a good sign for customer service).

    I think this may have something to do with setting up a Speed Dial to
    each phone number in the phone book in SkyPe. I have done that; but
    still I don't know which keys in the phone to press to tell the phone
    adapter that I meant to use SkyPe to make the call.

    I am quite puzzled right now. Please help.

    Thanks in advance for any info.

    Jay Chan
    jaykchan, Mar 14, 2006
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  2. The user manual at , at
    pages 26 and 28, says that you have to hit the '#' key twice, wait for the
    dial tone, then enter a SkypeOut or a Skype speed-dial number (that you'll
    have separately set up in advance using the Skype software).

    Enzo Michelangeli, Mar 14, 2006
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  3. jaykchan

    jaykchan Guest

    Thanks, I found it.

    I didn't understand the instruction when I was installing the device; I
    thought that meaned something else. Now that you point it out, I
    understand it.

    Jay Chan
    jaykchan, Mar 15, 2006
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