Using Skype As A Telephone Hybrid
Here is where this all comes together. Using SkypeIn, it is possible to receive telephone calls straight into your computer. Because Skype by its very nature is digital, the Caller Audio is sent in its own stream, and the Host Audio is sent via its own independent stream. Caller Audio that you receive contains just the caller audio. There is no Host Audio to deal with in the same sense as with a real telephone line. Put simply, given the proper sound card, Skype can function as a near-flawless Digital Hybrid. It is only a matter of properly configuring your equipment to work with Skype.