Thursday, November 30, 2006

Indian Skype Users Get Wi-Fi Phone

Netgear has launched a new Wi- Fi phone for VoIP software, Skype. The phone, SPH101, will be available to Indian Skype users for Rs 16,900 (MRP) at the 48 Rashi branches across India.

The phone has an intuitive on-screen menu which shows saved Skype contacts and their online availability. Other features include the ability to use the phone in any, Wi-Fi enabled office, public hotspot, or municipal wireless access point that does not require browser-based authentication. The phone will enable users to call mobile or landline networks users across the globe, without having to use a PC. The calls will be absolutely free if made to other Skype accounts, but users will be charged per minute if they make calls to mobile or landline networks, with SkypeOut .Software updates are received wirelessly, without the use of a USB cable and wireless security is ensured Wireless security through WEP and WPA-PSK. However, the Wi-Fi phone will not function during a power failure or broadband Internet outage.Read more here.

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