Summary: I'm pretty tech and web savvy - and the phone DOES work....but absolutely not as a home phone replacement. Its a gadget, and be prepared to fiddle with it often. It also drops calls 50% of the time, even when I'm well within wifi range. It does work, but not well enough for $100.
Erroyl McGinty, Jr. "Dr. Erroyl McGinty, Jr.", Amazon
1 October 2009
Summary: The phone is just okay.. Not nearly as good as calling through the computer.. it drops calls all the time, even if you are standing next to the router. It also freezes all the time and has to be reset to work. With that said, for the price it's ok. Nothing to write home about, but it'll do.
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...
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 made the unfortunate mistake of purchasing this phone without doing research, but since I have used other Belkin products and have been satisfied with them, I figured that I would not go wrong.
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.
Summary: Phone locks up frequently, loses connection with wi-fi network and Skype, keys are cramped, has poor battery life, and has no speakerphone. Firmware upgrade has not helped. I also have the Netgear skype Wi-Fi phone, which is not perfect but definitely better than Belkin.
Summary: I have been using Skype for years now. I appreciate there excellent service, and that they are an honest contrast to the ridiculously expensive internet telephone companies. We have terrible cellphone reception where I live, and this phone was a chance to solve that problem.