Summary: I bought the phone under the impression that it was a fully customizable WiFi phone that I could use with a Gizmo5 (now Google Voice) account. This phone only works with Skype accounts and Skype credits. I was disappointed, but that's not why the phone only gets 3 stars.
Summary: For the faint of heart who leap into the world of Skype with this phone will do well to remember to get a top quality Wireless N type router. Although it will do well with the regular G routers, N is preferable.
Summary: This phone does exactly what it says it will do. It is simple to set up and super simple to use. Before I went to Mexico for vacation, I loaded my skype account with about $20. This would allow me to call home via Skype to landlines. ( Skype to Skype is always free).
Summary: The Belkin Skype Phone does exactly what it claims; acts as a standalone Skype node when connected to a nearby WiFi hotspot. The calls are clear, the battery life is good, it can store your Skype contacts - all very handy.
Summary: Wow! What a great phone this COULD have been! It looks great! Too bad that's about all it does. Not a "plug & play" item here folks! After much tinkering and several days of trying I finally got it to work on my own since Belkin support didn't have a clue why it simply wouldn't connect to my 2wire...
a good value but poor quality and bad support from Belkin
J. Chen, Amazon
25 March 2009
Summary: It works like a cell phone around house with 802.11 network connection. It is convenient and you can call people around-the-world with cheap phone bills. However the product was poorly made with back cover as thin as a paper. I broke the back cover when I trid to open it up to install the battery.
Summary: If one does the math, paying for SkypeIn and SkypeOut will be a lot cheaper than the lowest-priced VoIP service in the US. The only issue is getting a reliable and feature-packed phone that works with the service.
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.
Summary: One thing everyone who is buying this kind of product should be aware of is that the quality is entirely dependent on two things: (1) WiFi strength and reliability (2) ISP Service - Bandwidth / Reliability If both the WiFi and Internet service are reliable and provide sufficient bandwidth the voice...