Originally Posted by Thomas JRP
We have developed an application which allows to call numbers on Android phones through a PC. The app also allows to pick up calls.
Look for the trail version of "Remote Phone Call" at https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...motePhoneTrial or for the full version at https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ne.remotePhone
Since we have replaced our traditional office phones by mobile phones, we use our app every day by ourselves in conjunction with a Mono-Overhead-Bluetooth headset.
With the last version we have also a Microsoft Office integration for Outlook, Word and Excel. This integration allows calling of contacts, mail sender and recipients, numbers from editor text and Excel cell contents.
I hope this helps
Just discovered this app tonight.. fantastic! With some additional tweaking I've managed to set it up so I can make and receive calls using the onboard speakers and microphone of my laptop. Here's how I did it in case anyone else wants to give it a try:
1. Download Remote Phone Call from the Market - I used the trial version to test this but will be getting the full one based on the results!
2. Install on your phone and laptop (Win 7 x64 in my case)
3. Connect using Bluetooth NOT wireless (in fact disable wireless connectivity in the Remote Phone Call app options on your phone)
4. Pair your phone (Galaxy Note 2 in my case) to your laptop over Bluetooth
5. Goto Control Panel, Devices and Printers.. you should see your phone here if you've paired it right
6. Right-Click it, click Properties, then the Services tab and tick them all. Click Apply
7. Windows will install the drivers it needs but will probably fail on Bluetooth Peripheral Device
and follow the instructions - make sure you get the right version for your machine (32-bit driver / 64-bit driver).
There's also links for AMD CPU versions on the same page (scroll down to the bottom left)
8. Assuming you get the missing driver installed, start Remote Phone Call in Windows and click on the Bluetooth headset icon at the top (choose your laptop name from the list)
That should do it!
One request... if you could add a dialpad to the Windows app (for navigating IVR menus etc) that would make this even better!