How to Connect a Telephone to a PC

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How to Connect a Telephone to a PC
Telephones are adaptable to computers. (telephone 1 image by Aussiebloke from

Using the Internet to make telephone calls has become an excellent way to stay in touch with friends and family while also saving money. In some instances, using a headset and microphone can be irksome and inconvenient. When your ear becomes tired from the clutches of your headset, it is best to make use of your old landline telephone for convenience and comfort by plugging it into your computer.

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Things you need

  • USB telephone adaptor

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  1. 1

    Locate the end of the telephone cord.

    How to Connect a Telephone to a PC
    Telephone line jack. (telephone jacks image by timur1970 from
  2. 2

    Connect the telephone cord jack to the USB telephone adaptor. You can find a USB telephone adaptor at computer parts stores and retail outlets that sell computer or phone equipment.

    How to Connect a Telephone to a PC
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  3. 3

    Plug the USB into your computer's USB port. This port is usually located in the back of your desktop or in the lower front end. Laptop USB ports are usually located on either side.

    How to Connect a Telephone to a PC
    USB port. (laptop computer image by Albert Lozano from

Tips and warnings

  • Though most USB telephone adaptors come ready to use, you should locate any hardware drivers from the manufacture's website before using the USB with your phone.

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