With complete Skype functionality already installed on the SO-10's computer-grade CPU, there's never the hassle of software installation or cumbersome configurations. Simply plug the SO-10 into your DSL or Cable Modem connection (with included CAT5 Ethernet cable); optionally, you can also plug your computer into the SO-10 in case you need or would like to share the Internet connection with a computer. From there, sign directly into your existing Skype account, or create a new free Skype account right there on the phone. The SO-10 will connect to your account and import your contact list, along with such things as Skype Credit. Non-Skype mobile phone or landline users can call you directly if you opt into the SkypeIn program, while you can call non-Skype phones via the optional SkypeOut program. Your Skype voicemail (another optional service) is also easily accessible.
While the SO-10 is fully integrated with Skype, it handles like a traditional desktop phone, and it has all the features and functionality you've grown accustomed to. Adjust volume, access speed dial numbers, mute, redial, or enjoy handsfree speakerphone mode, all at the touch of a button.