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Topic # 56656 20-Jan-2010 12:32
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Hi guys,

I'm attempting to set up a VOIP phone at home, so that we can use skype to make phone calls to other skype users, also to overseas landlines. 

What would be ideal is if there is a cordless phone I can buy which both landline and Skype capability, where it rings regardless of whether it is a landline call or skype call.

Any tips/suggestions?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 291467 20-Jan-2010 12:45
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There are dual phones available - I run a Doro model (http://www.wirelessonline.com.au/product.php?productid=8503069) which works well, except the software can be a little flakey at times....

I picked it up for $30 new a few years ago at a Harvey Norman sale.

The one thing to watch for with the dual phones is the software support - the maufacturers generally only seem to supply one release of the software and thats it, no updates or support if you encounter problems with it.




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  Reply # 291476 20-Jan-2010 13:18
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First question is whether you want one that is standalong (ie no PC required) or one where you don't need the PC turned on.

Your best bet is probably a Dualphone such as the 3088, very few places carry them since they've never taken off but Expansys have a pretty good price on them.

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