Some people have "prehensile" necks and can quite easily hold a phone handset between
their chin and shoulder so they can talk "hands free" and take notes, etc. Other
people are normal and can't do it.
But we'll give you a tip: even if you can do it, it isn't good
for your neck anyway. Ask your local chiropractor how many business people they
see with crook necks - and most are caused by holding a phone handset without
Instead, do what they do in call centres: get yourself kitted
up with a phone headset and build this little adaptor to connect it to your
phone. It makes life so much easier if you have to spend long periods on the
What the headset adaptor does is connect between your telephone
and the handset. To use the phone, the handset is lifted off the rest
("off-hook") to answer or make a call. A switch on the adaptor then allows you
to select the handset or the headset. To hang up, the handset is placed back on
the phone as normal.
The adaptor is housed in a small plastic case with two RJ11
4P/4C modular sockets at each end. These US-style modular sockets are used on
just about all phones these days, so the handset can just be plugged into the
adaptor's output socket.