How to connect a landline to Mac on OS X? Answered
I've searched high and low for something that will allow me to connect my normal landline (see links at bottom of post) to my MacBook Pro (2.16GHz core 2 duo, on OS X Snow Leopard).
The landline is my work landline, so I can't change it. I really just want to connect it to my Mac through its "To TEL" port, which according to the manual is for connecting phones in parallel.
The minimum I want to be able to do is get audio from the landline to my computer's speakers and audio to it from my computer's speakers. My goal is to be able to work handsfree on my computer while I type.
I'm not keen on a headset for the landline because I hate cables and get tangled up while I type.
If I get my voice routed through to the phone through the Mac's microphone and sound to come out through my speakers from the caller's voice I'd be jumping for joy. I'd be rocketing for joy if through some way I managed to use an AppleScript I found (see links at bottom of post) to dial out of AddressBook to the landline. That would be tres cool, but that'd be me getting greedy.
----What I've been able to find out (I'm pretty clueless)------
PCs can do this with an RJ11 to USB adapter. There are rumors that the DLink DPH-50U works with OS X with a driver no one can seem to find.
Apple stopped making their USB external modems, which didn't cater for voice anyway.
I'm willing to buy stuff to make something if I need, although if it comes to writing drivers I'd need a lot of direction.
Does anyone have any clever ideas on how to solve the problem?
My landline manual:
AppleScript to dial from AddressBook:
Most thankful in advance for any ideas!