Amazon.com Product Description Netgear’s Skype Wi-Fi Phone is the world’s first wireless Internet phone that can make free callsto other Skype users anywhere in the world, anytime you have Wi-Fi access, without a PC. It's the first phone to combine the power of VoIP calling, wireless technology, and Skype's easy software. The result is a phone that you can use anywhere in the world there's a Wi-Fi signal available to call other Skype users for free. No monthly fees and no contracts required.
The Skype phone allows you to call other Skype users for free, or call any number for just pennies per minute from anywhere in the world. See larger.
The handset is easy to use, with a color screen and simple menu system for logging into your account and selecting features.
Wireless technology allows you to use the phone anywhere there's an available Wi-Fi signal.
Unlike other devices that must connect with a PC, the Skype Wi-Fi phone works wherever you're connected to a wireless Internet access point--whether it's in a home, office, cafe, open public hotspot, or any open municipal wireless access point. The Skype experience remains the same, in that you can make free domestic and international calls, as well as talk to non-Skype users for a small fee. With this device, headphones or USB phones plugged into a laptop or PC are not required.
It's pre-loaded with Skype’s software and ready to use out of the box with your wireless network. Just turn on the phone and enter your Skype username and password. The Skype software pulls up your full contact list, displays the connection status on the phone screen, and allows you to connect to any other Skype user for free. If you want to call non-Skype users, it costs just pennies per minute with the optional SkypeOut option.
Frequently Asked Questions on Netgear’s Skype WiFi Phone
Q: What is the Skype WiFi Phone?
A: The Skype Wi-Fi phone is wireless mobile phone that allows you to make free Internet calls to anyone who also has Skype, anytime you have a Wi-Fi wireless Internet connection.
Q: Isn’t Skype designed to just work on PCs and laptops?
A: Not anymore. Now you can walk around within a WiFi network to which you have access and talk to other Skype users anywhere in the world.
Q: On a PC, Skype shows when my contacts are online. How does that work on Skype Wi-Fi Phone?
A: An intuitive on-screen menu lets you see who is online and available to talk, similar to what you see on a PC.
Q: Can I use it to talk with non-Skype users?
A: For a pennies a minute and no monthly fee, you can use SkypeOut minutes to call any phone. The SkypeIn option receives calls from non-Skype users. Skype Voicemail takes your calls when you’re busy or offline. See www.skype.com for rates.
Q: How do I download Skype to the Wi-Fi Phone?
A: Netgear’s Skype WiFi Phone is pre-loaded and ready to use with a wireless network, out of the box.
Q: Can I use the Netgear Skype Wi-Fi phone at any Wi-Fi hotspot?
A: The Skype Wi-Fi phone does not contain a Web browser, so it cannot access hotspots, which require web-based logins or authentications.
Unlimited free wireless calls to Skype users, no PC required NETGEAR’s Skype WiFi Phone is the world’s first wireless Internet phone that can make free calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world, anytime you have WiFi access, without a PC. All of your contacts are shown right on the phone’s color display so you will know exactly who is on-line. You will also be more available for your friends to call, because you no longer have to be on your PC to be connected. You can even make calls to ordinary phones using Skype-Out for just pennies a minute and NO MONTHLY FEES. With the Skype WiFi Phone, NETGEAR makes true mobile wireless Internet telephony a reality. Now for the first time, a phone that lets you use any WiFi network to which you have access, to talk with anyone else who’s also on Skype, anywhere in the world, for absolutely free.