Summary: edit: I left my review below in tact so you could read it. I found out that the audio drivers don't work. Even though my phone now connects to skype, the audio and microphone drivers aren't functional so the sound can only come out of my speakers/computer headset. I am very disappointed in philips for abandoning such an expensive product. Original review: I have this exact model and I can confirm that it does work with windows 7 x64...
Summary: I originally bought four VOIP321 phones to run on an XP PC, and they have proved very reliable. I recently upgraded to a Windows 7 64-bit PC, and discovered that W7 wouldn't start VOIP321 as a sound device (showing a yellow exclamation mark under Devices). So I took the advice of 13roots from this thread (confirmed by posters on several other websites), and installed a VIA VT6212L chipset PCI card (£2.95 including postage from ebay in the UK) and used it to connect my...
Summary: Sadly this phone was a huge mistake on my part. I wanted a phone that would enable me to have Skype behave like a traditional telephone service with a standard portable hand held device like a traditional phone line. It installed ok and seemed to run fine until I began using it. I ran a series of tests and it worked fine. Then I get an incoming call via Skype and press the button on the hand held to answer the call.
Summary: This is a nice looking phone with some great features. One thing that I love is the dual line. If I were to have a landline, this would make a big difference on local calls with the benefit of switching to Skype for inexpensive long distance. Another cool feature is the kid mode, where (when set) any key will forward to a number of my choosing, which is useful if, say, the kids are with a babysitter & need to reach us.
Summary: Bought this phone because of the Skype feature. Works well and easy to install. Voice clear using skype esp on the receivers side. Have tried other solutions in the past but not as good. Excellent buy.
phone not registered with base and it's not compatible with vista only xp
B. Ortiz, Amazon
5 June 2009
Summary: OK I BOUGHT THE PHONE FOR A REASON TO USE IT AS A HOUSE PHONE WITH SKYPE I HAVE AND XP AND A VISTA FIRST I CONNECT IT WITH VISTA AND IT DID NOT WORK FOR SHRIMP NOT EVEN AFTER I DOWNLOADED THE LATEST DRIVER FOR VISTA OK SO THEN I WENT WITH MY XP AND IT WORKED PERFECTLY WITH NO PROBLEMS UNTIL 2 AND HALF WEEKS LATER THE PHONE STARTED SAYING PHONE NOT REGISTERED SO I TRY TO CONNECT IT AND IT SAYS SEARCHING FOR BASE FAIL AND IM STILL WITH NO PHONE SO I RECOMMEND YOU NOT TO...
Summary: I have been an Amazon customer for many many years, but I have not written a review until now largely because there are some misconceptions from other reviewers about this device's compatibility with Vista that I think are negatively affecting the reviews. I purchased this phone primarily for use with Skype because I was tired of having to sit at my desk with a headset.
Summary: All of the other gripes aside, I only have ONE. Philips refuses to support the driver. New versions of Skype cause the phone driver to hang. Which means that it will stop working in a couple weeks. Don't waste your time or your money.
Summary: I purchased this phone in summer of 2008 to take advantage of Skype and VOIP while working with people all around the world, unfortunately shortly after I installed the phone, Skype upgraded their software and since then Phillips hasn't done a thing to make their drivers work with the latest versions of Skype, so I have to use my webcam microphone and speakers to do calls. Also doesn't allow me to use the landline option for POTS calls.
Summary: While the device a few annoying/ limiting features, it works well, and seems to deliver good call quality even when simultaneously streaming video over the same DSL line. Battery life is 2-3 days and installation is easy.