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I just got Skype on my Home PC. The computer has a phone and line jack in the back. Can I use a regular landphone with my Skype services without getting a USB headset?

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Simply put, no, the phone jack at the back of your computer is meant for a dial-up modem and will sadly not work for your regular telephone. You can buy a USB headsets or standard 3.5mm headset (both can be purchased quite cheaply).

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The Phone and the Line jack are for the dialup modem in the computer. You wont be able to use it for Skype.

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