Summary: Other people are having the same issue with the Ethernet port failing See:
Pros: It's white.
Cons: I purchased a SPH200D 2 1/2 months ago. Worked great. Worked so well I purchased 2 more. One works. The other seems to have a failed Ethernet port. Now the Ethernet port on my original device failed last night!!! Tech support have been unable to help me. Do not buy this!!
Summary: This phone is cheaply constructed junk. It's big, blocky, and the menus move really slowly. It's riddled with usability problems. If you want to see your recent call list it takes around two minutes to display it, while skype on a computer does this instantly.
Summary: I had to send this back after a year. Too many people kept asking me if I had a problem with my phone as the quality was appaling. When I spoke to NetGear, they told me I had a reconditioned unit as there was no serial number on the back.
Summary: I have had this phone (with extra handset) for about a year. As soon as I bought it I identified a number of issues, some of which have been discussed in other reviews. I have raised all of them with NetGear support and none of them have been resolved.
Summary: I've had this phone for a year now (March 2007 - March 2008) Can't recommend it. Here's why . . . It's not reliable. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. I've re-booted it about a dozen times this past year. Netgear "Support" as noted by other Netgear customers, does not exist.
Summary: I bought the SPH200D a year ago to keep in touch with my family abroad. At the time, there weren't many options for Skype phones, and this one seemed to be the best on offer. I use the phone for both Skype and landline local calls.
Frustrated by problems and appalling customer service
Adam Smith, Amazon
21 December 2007
Summary: Bought this phone at end of September 2007. SPH200 did not recognise when landline calls were answered on another phone in the house and continued to ring after call answered. It then listed call as a "Missed call" Six weeks of trying for solution on Netgear on-line help finally produced agreement...