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Items tagged with: Skype

Skype Announces Skype Out Unlimited Calling plan

With its free Skype Out promotion due to end in a few weeks, Skype today announced a new Skype Unlimited Calling plan. This is a paid annual subscription service that allows registered users to make 12 months of unlimited SkypeOut calls to any phone within the U.S. and Canada. This is the first time that Skype is making an annual subscription calling plan available anywhere in the world.

Belkin's Wi-Fi Phone for Skype Breaks Out of the Pack

Belkin's Wi-Fi Phone for Skype Breaks Out of the PackOur reviews of the SMC and Netgear versions of this phone have shown them to be less than impressive. But Tim Higgins found that Belkin's version is the one to get.

Belkin adds Boingo support to Wi-Fi Skype phone

Belkin today announced that it has added support for using its Wi-Fi Phone for Skype with Boingo Wireless hot spots. This makes Belkin the first company to address one of the weaknesses of the current crop of Wi-Fi Skype phones; the inability to be used with wireless hot spots that require browser-based authentication.

A Belkin spokesperson said that the authentication will be done using Boingo's embedded Wi-Fi toolkit, which is basically a configuration file that provides the credentials to authenticate to each Boingo hotspot type. Belkin also said that a firmware upgrade for current Wi-Fi Phone users will be available "by mid December" for download from Belkin's website.

Belkin Wi-Fi Phone users can sign up for a Boingo Mobile Unlimited account, which gives them unlimited access to Boingo hot spots, for only $7.95 per month.

SMC, Skype, FON team for WiFi Skype phone bundle

SMC Networks today announced a product bundle for wireless Skype calling.

The bundle includes everything you need to make Internet calls using an 802.11b or g wireless LAN: SMC's WSKP100 Wi-Fi Phone for Skype (reviewed here), FON’s “La Fonera” wireless router, 500 minutes of SkypeOut credit and Skype Voicemail for a year.

The bundle is available now from the Skype Web store for $159.99.

Skype 3.0 intros moderated chats

Skype today released the first public beta version of its next-generation Instant messenger and VoIP client. Described as a "major milestone release," Skype 3.0 will become more social and more mainstream with a public chat feature that allows users to create their own chatrooms in a matter in a matter of minutes.

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Polycom sets the bar for Skype speakerphones

Polycom CommunicatorMany Skype phones are little more than toys in both design and performance. But Polycom's Communicator is a Skype speakerphone that you definitely won't be embarrassed to use.

Linksys Prepping Wi-Fi Skype Phone?

Linksys may be getting ready to join the competition for Wi-Fi Skype phones

First Test: SMC's WiFi Skype Phone

Been wondering what's been taking all those Skype Wi-Fi phones so long to hit the shelves? Tim Higgins looked at SMC's WSKP100 and thinks he knows why.

Two New Twists on Skype Phone Gear

These two products take very different approaches to enhancing Skype phoning. Ed Tittel and Justin Korelc put the Iogear USB VoIP Skype Calling Kit and TRENDnet ClearSky Bluetooth VoIP Kit through their paces

Crowning the King of Free Talk - Skype vs. Gizmo

Is there really room for more than one Skype? That's the question faced by Michael Robertson's Gizmo Project. Derek Boiko-Weyrauch put both to the test but found that Skype won't be relinquishing its lead position anytime soon.
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