Generating a phone call from Rev

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at
Wed Apr 8 23:23:35 EDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Sarah Reichelt <sarah.reichelt at>wrote:

> I have only had a quick look at Skype, but can you program it to speak
> or read a file down the phone?

Oopps. I thought that this was as simple as using Audio MIDI Setup to feed
the speaker output into the mic input, but unfortunately you do need a MIDI
mixer in the middle which is probably impractical :-(

The software option is to use WireTap Anywhere:

but unless you already own this it is probably cheaper to go with your
Phlink option.

If you want to go the whole hog and set up a VoIP server such as Asterik,
there are Add Ons that handle Text-to-Speech:

Probably all too complex when compared to some of these services:

And because Sarah, you're in Oz, you can use smsPup:

Which only leaves sending SMS from Rev, which again can be done with

So back to Richard's original problem, if the 'client' isn't at his computer
then he probably isn't at his phone (which is next to the computer) either.
If he has a mobile phone then using AppleScript to SMS is probably a cheaper
option and provides the added benefit of a 'hard copy'. I can't imagine
anything worse than trying to scramble for pen and paper whilst receiving a
voice message saying, "We have recived your order for part No: AXZS-564332,
part No AXXD-02594023,...";-( Having an SMS that I can cross-check when I
get back to my computer seems like a nice alternative.


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