Very good sound quality
Where the KX-UT113 succeeds is where it actually matters: voice quality. The speaker phone is nice and crisp. It renders both speech and IVR menus quite well. It's no Sennheiser, but it's leagues ahead of the execrable speaker that came with our pre-production UT136. The distortion control kept everything smooth sailing even when we blasted music through one phone line to try to overdrive the phone's speaker.
Changes made in web admin portal pushed to phone immediately
Speakerphone quality has also been noticeably improved. When we reviewed this phone with firmware version 00.0032, we found a distracting amount of white noise whenever we switched a call to speakerphone. We're no longer experiencing this problem with firmware version 01.133.
An excellent VoIP Phone
Well, this Cisco phone is one of the top model in Cisco business series desk phones, so its no brainier that should work just fine. I have done my homework before purchasing it and I am very pleased with the quality of the calls. The phone is very easy to configure since it has a WEB API to work with. Compare this with 7xxx series of Cisco phone where it is almost impossible to configure the phone without Cisco call manager, this is piece a cake to work with.
Audio quality was good and there is also plenty of volume.
The great thing about Skype on the PC is that it is free and it is so simple. In the case of the SV1, you stil get all that Skype goodness: it is still simple to use, but you lose the free element. Yes, the service itself is free, but youâ?? ll have to pay out a hefty Â£219.95 for the SV1.
And that sort of makes things pale a little, as you can get a netbook, with the same, if not better, specs for around the same amount â?? with the added advantage of having a fully operating PC.
Item was not new as offered
The item was previously used but offered as if it were new. To set it up has been a big problem as it is password blocked so new firmware must be downloaded but the version managed by the phone is old so the one available it Cisco right now is not useful. I have not been able set the phone to use it as it should have brought at least the passwords stablished by the previous user/administrator.
Built-in volume controls and ringtones
Hawking Technology's Net-Talk is a USB "Internet phone," which is to say it's a phone for making VoIP calls with an existing Internet connection. The lightweight device is compatible with the four major instant messaging services that offer voice capability (AOL, Yahoo, MSN, and Google), but it's primarily designed to work with Skype.
Ease of installation
Netgear delivers an innovative communications product that neatly integrates Skype and PSTN functions into a single solution. We were impressed with the ease of installation and use making it ideal for home and small business users alike that want the cost advantages of Skype plus access to landline calls from the same handset.
Easy to use
It is very hard to find serious fault with the SPH200. It's well made, decently styled, easy to use, reasonably priced (at between Â£95 and Â£110 for the main unit and around Â£65 each for additional SP150D handset judging by a quick shoofty on Froogle), pretty fool proof to set up, and possessed more than decent call quality via both VoIP and landline - though, of course, to get the best out of it you do need to subscribe to both SkypeOut and SkypeIn or SkypePro.
Best wireless network Skype phone
If you use Skype and you dislike being tethered to your PC, the SPH200D is the best wireless network Skype phone we've seen yet. Indeed, the extra convenience is probably enough that you'll save the cost of the phone because of the increased number of calls that you'll make using it.
Easy to use
To sum things up, the Topcom Webt@lker 6000 is an excellent cordless phone with the added benefit of Skype functionality. It's easy to use and has a fairly attractive design. The only fly in the ointment would be the availability as it seems to be limited to Europe at the moment. It's priced at around â?¬150 or about $220 USD which might seem a bit expensive, although it seems like it should be available in Canada as well for around $279 CND which is much more than it goes for in Europe.
no connection to your PC required for Internet calls.
The bottom line: GE's dual-mode Skype phone/cordless handset may not be the sexiest model out there, but its ability to toggle between Skype and landline calls--and even do three-way conferencing between lines--sets it apart from the current crop of dual-mode Skype phones.
The Linksys CIT400 allows you to make both land-line and Skype calls, all without a PC
Barring some minor disaster, the CIT400 looks to be a winner for those looking to reduce their phone bills and increase their communication. And best of all, you don't need to wait for your PC to turn on just to make a call.
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