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Old 06-23-2012, 09:31 AM
David WE Roberts
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Default X-post: Using PC to dial calls on mobile phone.

I've spent far to long on Google trying to solve this, including finding
others who have posted much the same question without getting a full answer.
So I'm asking the usual suspects for help, in the hope that someone has
already been there, done that, and can still remember how :-)

I have Skype installed on my PC and find it very useful to use with a
headset to make calls - easy hands free experience plus the ability to take
phone numbers from websites and plug them into the dialler. However the
calls do cost some money.

I now have a spanky new Samsung Galaxy S3 (which fills me generally with
techno-terror because it is too damn smart) which comes with an inclusive
call tarrif.

So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the dialler
interface on the phone, as it happens) on my PC which allows me to make and
receive calls on my PC using my mobile phone for the actual call.
[Connecting over USB or Bluetooth would work for me.]
[The Samsung Kies application doesn't seem to offer much more than
management of music and video.]

I can see loads of stuff about using the PC as a Bluetooth headset and
receiving calls, but I can't really pin down any dialler software.

Blue Soleil http://www.bluesoleil.com/products/S...010120001.html seems
to have something called cPhoneTool but the website is a bit 'English as a
Foreign Language' and it isn't clear to me that this does all that I need -
I have read comments which suggests that it is a dialler but you have to use
the mobile phone handset for the actual call (which seems a bit wierd).

This is something I would have expected to see in Freeware and paid software
on Windows and included somewhere in Linux.

Does anyone use such an application (free if possible)?

Normal PC is a Dell XPS M1530 running Vista 32 bit.
Bluetooth device shows as Dell Truemobile 355 Bluetooth + EDR

I haven't yet tried to fettle up the Bluetooth (or US to use the phone as
a Mobile Broadband connection so loads of fun to come.

Cheers

Dave R

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Old 06-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: X-post: Using PC to dial calls on mobile phone.

David WE Roberts (for it is he) wrote:

> So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the
> dialler interface on the phone, as it happens)


This is what I found when I googled 'bluetooth dialler':

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-.../Bluetooth-PC-
Dialer.shtml

Free 7 day trial of one. You've nothing to lose but your time. Although it's
not clear from the description what happens to the audio stream of the call,
ie does it go through the PC or stay on the phone?

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Old 06-23-2012, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: X-post: Using PC to dial calls on mobile phone.


"David WE Roberts" <nospam@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:a4lgo3F5paU1@mid.individual.net...
> I've spent far to long on Google trying to solve this, including finding
> others who have posted much the same question without getting a full
> answer.
> So I'm asking the usual suspects for help, in the hope that someone has
> already been there, done that, and can still remember how :-)
>
> I have Skype installed on my PC and find it very useful to use with a
> headset to make calls - easy hands free experience plus the ability to
> take phone numbers from websites and plug them into the dialler. However
> the calls do cost some money.
>
> I now have a spanky new Samsung Galaxy S3 (which fills me generally with
> techno-terror because it is too damn smart) which comes with an inclusive
> call tarrif.
>
> So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the
> dialler interface on the phone, as it happens) on my PC which allows me to
> make and receive calls on my PC using my mobile phone for the actual call.
> [Connecting over USB or Bluetooth would work for me.]
> [The Samsung Kies application doesn't seem to offer much more than
> management of music and video.]
>
> I can see loads of stuff about using the PC as a Bluetooth headset and
> receiving calls, but I can't really pin down any dialler software.
>
> Blue Soleil http://www.bluesoleil.com/products/S...010120001.html
> seems to have something called cPhoneTool but the website is a bit
> 'English as a Foreign Language' and it isn't clear to me that this does
> all that I need - I have read comments which suggests that it is a dialler
> but you have to use the mobile phone handset for the actual call (which
> seems a bit wierd).
>
> This is something I would have expected to see in Freeware and paid
> software on Windows and included somewhere in Linux.
>
> Does anyone use such an application (free if possible)?
>
> Normal PC is a Dell XPS M1530 running Vista 32 bit.
> Bluetooth device shows as Dell Truemobile 355 Bluetooth + EDR
>
> I haven't yet tried to fettle up the Bluetooth (or US to use the phone
> as a Mobile Broadband connection so loads of fun to come.
>
> Cheers
>
> Dave R
>


I don't know about the Galaxy, but my Nokia allows remote control via
Bluetooth [and possibly via USB] as an option when setting up a Bluetooth
device (e.g. one's car).



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Old 06-23-2012, 09:23 PM
David WE Roberts
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"R. Mark Clayton" <nospamclayton@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:tt6dnTSh3a4Dl3vSnZ2dnUVZ8mmdnZ2d@bt.com...
>
> "David WE Roberts" <nospam@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:a4lgo3F5paU1@mid.individual.net...
>> I've spent far to long on Google trying to solve this, including finding
>> others who have posted much the same question without getting a full
>> answer.
>> So I'm asking the usual suspects for help, in the hope that someone has
>> already been there, done that, and can still remember how :-)
>>
>> I have Skype installed on my PC and find it very useful to use with a
>> headset to make calls - easy hands free experience plus the ability to
>> take phone numbers from websites and plug them into the dialler. However
>> the calls do cost some money.
>>
>> I now have a spanky new Samsung Galaxy S3 (which fills me generally with
>> techno-terror because it is too damn smart) which comes with an inclusive
>> call tarrif.
>>
>> So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the
>> dialler interface on the phone, as it happens) on my PC which allows me
>> to make and receive calls on my PC using my mobile phone for the actual
>> call.
>> [Connecting over USB or Bluetooth would work for me.]
>> [The Samsung Kies application doesn't seem to offer much more than
>> management of music and video.]
>>
>> I can see loads of stuff about using the PC as a Bluetooth headset and
>> receiving calls, but I can't really pin down any dialler software.
>>
>> Blue Soleil http://www.bluesoleil.com/products/S...010120001.html
>> seems to have something called cPhoneTool but the website is a bit
>> 'English as a Foreign Language' and it isn't clear to me that this does
>> all that I need - I have read comments which suggests that it is a
>> dialler but you have to use the mobile phone handset for the actual call
>> (which seems a bit wierd).
>>
>> This is something I would have expected to see in Freeware and paid
>> software on Windows and included somewhere in Linux.
>>
>> Does anyone use such an application (free if possible)?
>>
>> Normal PC is a Dell XPS M1530 running Vista 32 bit.
>> Bluetooth device shows as Dell Truemobile 355 Bluetooth + EDR
>>
>> I haven't yet tried to fettle up the Bluetooth (or US to use the phone
>> as a Mobile Broadband connection so loads of fun to come.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Dave R
>>

>
> I don't know about the Galaxy, but my Nokia allows remote control via
> Bluetooth [and possibly via USB] as an option when setting up a Bluetooth
> device (e.g. one's car).



Pretty sure the phone is up to it.
What I need is the PC software.

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Old 06-24-2012, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: X-post: Using PC to dial calls on mobile phone.

On Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:31:23 +0100, "David WE Roberts"
<nospam@btinternet.com> wrote:

>So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the dialler
>interface on the phone, as it happens) on my PC which allows me to make and
>receive calls on my PC using my mobile phone for the actual call.


I too, was trying to find exactly that a few months ago, as my mobile
gives me free Vody calls and I have Skype headphones on the PC.
I had no luck that way round at all.

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Old 06-25-2012, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: X-post: Using PC to dial calls on mobile phone.

On 23/06/2012 22:23, David WE Roberts wrote:
>
> "R. Mark Clayton" <nospamclayton@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> news:tt6dnTSh3a4Dl3vSnZ2dnUVZ8mmdnZ2d@bt.com...
>>
>> "David WE Roberts" <nospam@btinternet.com> wrote in message
>> news:a4lgo3F5paU1@mid.individual.net...
>>> I've spent far to long on Google trying to solve this, including
>>> finding others who have posted much the same question without getting
>>> a full answer.
>>> So I'm asking the usual suspects for help, in the hope that someone
>>> has already been there, done that, and can still remember how :-)
>>>
>>> I have Skype installed on my PC and find it very useful to use with a
>>> headset to make calls - easy hands free experience plus the ability
>>> to take phone numbers from websites and plug them into the dialler.
>>> However the calls do cost some money.
>>>
>>> I now have a spanky new Samsung Galaxy S3 (which fills me generally
>>> with techno-terror because it is too damn smart) which comes with an
>>> inclusive call tarrif.
>>>
>>> So I would like a Skype-style interface (which is very much like the
>>> dialler interface on the phone, as it happens) on my PC which allows
>>> me to make and receive calls on my PC using my mobile phone for the
>>> actual call.
>>> [Connecting over USB or Bluetooth would work for me.]
>>> [The Samsung Kies application doesn't seem to offer much more than
>>> management of music and video.]
>>>
>>> I can see loads of stuff about using the PC as a Bluetooth headset
>>> and receiving calls, but I can't really pin down any dialler software.
>>>
>>> Blue Soleil http://www.bluesoleil.com/products/S...010120001.html
>>> seems to have something called cPhoneTool but the website is a bit
>>> 'English as a Foreign Language' and it isn't clear to me that this
>>> does all that I need - I have read comments which suggests that it is
>>> a dialler but you have to use the mobile phone handset for the actual
>>> call (which seems a bit wierd).
>>>
>>> This is something I would have expected to see in Freeware and paid
>>> software on Windows and included somewhere in Linux.
>>>
>>> Does anyone use such an application (free if possible)?
>>>
>>> Normal PC is a Dell XPS M1530 running Vista 32 bit.
>>> Bluetooth device shows as Dell Truemobile 355 Bluetooth + EDR
>>>
>>> I haven't yet tried to fettle up the Bluetooth (or US to use the
>>> phone as a Mobile Broadband connection so loads of fun to come.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
>>> Dave R
>>>

>>
>> I don't know about the Galaxy, but my Nokia allows remote control via
>> Bluetooth [and possibly via USB] as an option when setting up a
>> Bluetooth device (e.g. one's car).

>
>
> Pretty sure the phone is up to it.
> What I need is the PC software.
>


I am not sure they are "up to it". I have a Sony Experia X8 and when
connected to a blue-tooth headset it won't do many of the things my only
Nokia non-smart phone would do. So no voice dialing, no CLI ....

The only app I could find was the "free to try" mentioned above

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-...C-Dialer.shtml

Dave


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Old 06-27-2012, 08:58 PM
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Dave (for it is he) wrote:

>> Pretty sure the phone is up to it.
>> What I need is the PC software.


> I am not sure they are "up to it".


I've got an Android phone which lets me dial from the car, read the caller
lists, etc, so there are at least some Android handsets that do. Logically a
car with bluetooth is no different to a PC with it.

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