July 17, 2008

Using Ekiga softphone on Ubuntu Linux on a Thinkpad

Posted in Misc, Software at 00:19 by graham

For many months now I have been making and receiving telephone calls from my computer. There are two advantages:

  • It is very cheap. Calls within the United States are about $1/hour!
  • It makes your phone number virtual, and configurable, which means for example that my phone number will forward to my cell phone if my computer is offline. It also means you don’t have to be in the same country as your phone number.

I am running Ubuntu Linux on a Thinkpad, but most of this should apply to Ekiga on all platforms, and the principles apply to all Softphones.

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