Summary: BUYER BEWARE!! This phone is horrible. There is a 5 second delay between the call connecting on your end with the person on the other end. So, because of that many times the person on the other line will hang up. I tried two phones and called tech support.
Summary: I bought this product to use as my primary phone despite the reviews listed below. The main complaint people listed was that you cannot log onto Wi-Fi networks that have web-based authentication, and the weird thing where it gets hot when you talk on it.
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.
phone charging relies on damage prone usb connector
C. Luckinbill "radioengineer", Amazon
2 January 2008
Summary: This phone comes with no charging cradel. To charge the phone you must plug a USB cable into the phone. The charging connector on the phone is not easy to plug into and is not meant to have a USB cable inserted into it multiple 100's of times.
Summary: Although a great concept, it is not yet well executed. The menus and set up are quite a chore even for a techie, because entry of all the technical details is through the slow telephone keypad (imagine SSIDs and passwords and other details all through a telephone keypad).
Summary: Bought this just before a trip to France, in hopes of saving on the hotel phone charges. I couldn't sign on in the airports in Chicago, Philadelphia or in France. It also didn't connect to several wifi networks throughout Paris, despite finding them.
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.
Fatal Flaws - a great idea, if it worked as expected
Chris Mcnally, Amazon
6 February 2007
Summary: A Skype wifi phone, that works without the need of your computer, not tethered to anything is a technology dream. I thought this would be an excellent phone. I've had this phone for 2 months now and it has only disappointed. Everyone I call tells me there is an echo.
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.