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Re: OT- Skype phone question



Frank Cox wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>   
I don't know if this is helpful.... My Mom uses a phone from Belkin the
WiFi phone for skype or something like that.  My parents internet
connection came with a wireless modem/router.   She seems to be happy
with it.

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