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OT- Skype phone question

Many of you probably know a lot more about this than anyone I could ask around
here, so even though this is off topic for this mailing list I would like to
ask everyone's indulgence for the following question:

My wife is from a very small island nation, and no long distance plan that I've
ever seen includes long distance to or from that location.  Calling "home"
costs a fortune.

However, since Internet is now available there, it seems to me that Skype
will be the answer for her mother to be able to call and receive calls from
family members around the world without running up a huge phone bill.

Since her mother is an elderly lady who has never used a computer, I'm thinking
that the solution would be for her to get an Internet connection and one of
those Skype phones that plug directly into a modem with no computer
required.  Her mother won't be intimidated by "just a telephone" and she would
actually use it.  (Yes, an Internet connection just for use with Skype would
be well worth the cost.)

I'm looking for a recommendation for a good Skype phone to get for this
purpose, and where to get one.  They use 220v power there, but that shouldn't
be much of an issue -- I think almost everyone there has 110v stepdown bricks
for various small appliances.  And, as far as I know, an ethernet connection is
an ethernet connection so a phone we get here should plug into whatever she gets
for a modem.

MELVILLE THEATRE ~ Melville Sask ~ http://www.melvilletheatre.com

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