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 wireless router. (Hint: If you have a 2 wire router disable your Mac filtering for a minute if it is enabled & then you can re-enable it.
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. I bought the Belkin WiFi phone because it was on sale, and I had long been on the fence about whether to get it or the Netgear SPH200W (http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-SPH200W-WiFi-Phone-Skype/dp/B001492T5U).
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 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. Well, I was wrong, and plan on returning this product as soon as I can get to the store where I purchased it. These are my complaints: 1) The battery life is very short. 2) The phone does not connect to a wifi network that requires web based authentication.
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. For Wi-Fi and mobile Skype access, Netgear is definitely a better choice. Personally, I will not buy Belkin phone again and don't recommend to anyone.
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. In the first two weeks, the phone worked as it was supposed to; although, it does not have the new Skype-beta software, and doesn't download all the history as any computer would.