Call From Your Mac Using a sim card

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  1. toughbrat

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    Hi Guys. I'm playing at the thought of being able to call from my computer using my sim card. Is there an application that allows you to do this?

    I have a Smart Postpaid subscription and a SmartBRO Huawaei E156c USB Stick. I am able to send/receive SMS when I plug the USB stick with my postpaid sim on it. I can't do outbound calls. But I'm quite sure this is just because of the configurations on the USB stick. Is there a way to unlock this restrictions? How? Where can I get it? What additional applications do I need to make it happen?

    I would appreciate any reply on this query. Thanks in advance. ;)
     
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    There's none that I am aware of yet. But you can try BluephoneElite 2.0. lets you call using your mac given that your phone is connected constantly to your mac. Lets you do SMS as well. Very nice app.
     
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    Yes, I've been using BluePhoneElite before. This is the only apps I know that allows you to make/receive calls and send/receive SMS through your Mac.
     
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    that's interesting. i'll give BluePhoneElite a shot. although i was hoping to maximize the power of huawei usb stick. thanks for the info guys. :D
     
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    @toughbrat: Just make sure your phone is on their compatibility list. My KRZR K1 is on it, but my Nokia 5000 isn't. So the one will work, the other won't. And as for the Huawei, remember that it's a data modem, not a phone. So while it can receive/send data, including SMS, it can't do voice calls.
     
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    thanks for the additional info. I actually checked E160 on huawei website and it indicated that it supports PC voice and SMS services. The PC voice services was optional though. I wish Philippine telcos would have that kind of service.
     
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    I actually can't seem to get my e71 working with bluephoneelite. Text works but the hands free call doesn't.
     
  8. Shinrai

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    Handsfree calls are always iffy with BPE2, as the mic seems to not be able to pickup anything though you can hear the other party very clearly.

    If you want a simple solution for calling via a sim, Smart has Smartalk though its meant for overseas workers since it's expensive (but cheaper than IDD and local telco charges abroad)
     
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