Saturday, July 12, 2008

Gadget Review - VoFree VoIP (Skype) Adpatar

What is it? It allows you to use an ordinary home phone as your Skype
phone. I have been making my Skype calls in front of the PC or laptop
which isn't always convenient. We have a cordless phone and it I
remembered seeing these devices. There were several on eBay and I was a
bit skeptical but took the plunge, it was only $26 with shipping.

Installation was easy enough, plug in the box to a USB port attach the
cord to your phone and your phone line (You can still use your phone to
make regular calls).

What the directions failed to mention was the extra steps to get it
configured with Skype but being the geek that I am I was able to solve
that fairly quickly.

The directions on how to use it also was wrong, but I was able to figure
that out.

I was also a little uneasy because the product was made in China, but my
anti virus hasn't screamed yet.

Made some test calls back and forth with Chris and the quality was very
good.

So if your a Skype user and want to break free from the PC give it a shot!

6 comments:

tiamos said...

can you tell me what make/model you used, and provide a link to the manual?

Cheers

Doc_Report said...

Hi, it's called VoFree, I couldn't find a soft copy on the internet. They are available on eBay.

Ciao

Anonymous said...

Hi, how do you switch between Skype and regular calls when calling out? I assume it switches automatically for incoming calls.

Doc_Report said...

I guess it all depends on the model VoIP adaptar you are using. For mine I can swicth between using the star or pound key. Cheers.

shornoff said...

Hi. Does it work with Vista?

Anonymous said...

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