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Netgear WiFi Skype Phone

skype-phone.jpgNetgear WiFi Skype Phone – Beats an international cell phone bill any day.
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Forget outrageous international cell phone charges or having to try and figure out the local calling card, the Netgear WiFi Skype phone make calling home as easy as dialing the number. The Netgear WiFi Skype phone may very well change the way long term travelers call home forever.

The Netgear WiFi Skype phone is just what it sounds like. It’s a small Skype based phone that works anywhere there is a wireless connection. Simply find an open wireless connection and the phone loads up your Skype contacts. Find the person you want to call and bam, you’re connected.

Fast Facts:

  • Make and receive Skype phone calls wherever you have WiFi access
  • Lets you talk for free to other Skype users without a PC
  • Calls any phone worldwide at low SkypeOut rates and NO MONTHLY FEES
  • Connects to any open WiFi network, supports The Cloud and T-Mobile HotSpots
  • Built-in speaker phone for hands-free talk
  • Intuitive menu allows you to see who’s online
  • Manage up to 500 contacts

About the size of a cell phone, the Netgear WiFi Skype phone is super easy to use at internet cafes, hot spots, the airport, etc. There are no wires, plugs, or adapters to mess with. This helps keep your load light. Which is nice since the charging base is bit on the bulky side.

The Netgear WiFi Skype phone itself cost about $150. This may be a little hefty upfront, but with calls to other Skype members being free and the ability to have a local number, means the phone well pay for itself quickly.

If you already have a Skype account, using the phone will be like second nature. The Netgear WiFi Skype phone pretty much uses the same interface as the one on your computer. All you have to do is add all your contacts to your Skype account and everytime there is a wireless signal, your contacts will be uploaded to your Netgear WiFi Skype phone.

With the Netgear WiFi Skype phone being gear toward travelers, its surprising that it uses a large base stations charge. Hopefully later down the road there will be some sort of travel charger adapter. All and all, the Netgear WiFi Skype phone seems pretty freakin sweet.