Summary: I am in love with this Phone!! After waiting for this phone to come out for months it does not dissapoint. The Black design is sleek and screen is bright and clear. The user interface is very easy to use and it makes calling your skype buddies fun and easy. I showed my mom who has never even used skype before and she was able to call my sister who is away at school without my help at all.
Summary: As most reviewers I had similar problems with this phone: -poor sound quality, very annoying echo -short battery life -phone disconnecting from network or freezing -phone looks amazing on pictures-in real life is rather cheaplishly made ...anyway I returned back to the store.
Summary: Against my better judgment I ordered this first generation product, and unfortunately even my low expectations were not exceeded. With an otherwise nice handset and serviceable interface, the phone's software is unreliable at best. Battery life is extremely short, which is ok, at least for me, because I keep the phone close to my computer for charging anyway. There does seem to be a problem with the phone locking up and it appears to happen when the batter gets low.
Summary: I agree with some of the posters on here. The phone feels real cheap and the buttons are hard to push. The battery life is bad. I leave the phone hooked up to the charger and if I make a call- you have about 30 mins of battery before it dies. Phone call quality is good and it does interfase with Skype well. If the phone was 49.95- it say it was good deal. It is no way a 150.00 phone.
Summary: I bought this phone from Amazon in January. I had high hopes to use this product even the reviews were mixed. I tried this phone all over the world on different network configurations and different types of calls. The biggest problem with this device is the inconsistency with the call quality. Sometimes the phone will be perfect on a call and other times it will have echos, feedback, cuts, etc.
Don't Plan On Using The Belkin Wi-Fi Phone On The Road
Richard V. Burckhardt, Amazon
27 January 2009
Summary: Being someone who uses Skype constantly for both business and personal long distance and PC-to-PC phone calls, I got a Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype as a Christmas gift from a loved one who knows just how nerdy I am when it comes to new gadgets. I love them! Unfortunately, I can only say that I *like* the new wi-fi phone from Belkin. Appearance-wise, it's terrific with a sleek black case, color screen and attractive key layout.
If you like new gadgets, then it's for you, but pay attention to reviews.
J. C. Bocanegra Trujillo, Amazon
27 January 2009
Summary: a) It works without a computer, there's no need to transfer contacts, no computer config, no software to install, no usb/network cable or base station required. b) It's ready to call as long as you have access to either a 802.11b or 802.11g WI-Fi network. I've read previous reviews (thanks to all) and knew in advance some of the following drawbacks: ON THE CON Side: 1) Clock is not accurate even when phone it's on. If turned off, it resets back to 01/01/2000.
Summary: I too was awaiting this -- for many months. It works well so far on my home network. Haven't taken into the big bad world yet. Sound quality is fine -- the person on the other end sometimes hears an echo, but overall good. I wish there were some controls on the side of the phone to get into a memorized setting, or an indicator for voicemail. Wish the screen didn't smudge as much. Wish the battery laster longer. And last but certainly not least, I wish it had a cradle.
Summary: why I bought it: We have 5 cell phones among 2 people; wanted to get rid of landline phone which we don't use much at all; vonage and AT&T no cost alternative what's good: works, works without a computer ( I used to have a headset and carry my laptop around ) what's not so good: battery life is terrible (1 day max with 2 conversations), speaker is very cheap, sounds like a tin can, rubber cap protecting USB charger will break off very soon.
Summary: I was very disappointed to read all of these nice reviews on this product. Out of the other candy-bar style Skype phones, this looked to be the winner. I am attempting to connect to an Airport Extreme Base Station with WEP security (tried both 40bit and 128bit). The phone simply won't connect. I bought this for my parents so that they would have a simple, no-nonsense skype setup. Something that would be less complicated then using their computer to make phone calls.