Extra Value USB VoIP Gateway - Turns Your Home Phone into an Internet Phone £15.57 delivered @ ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Havn't tried it myself but has got some great reviews

Extra Value USB VOIP Gateway.

The USB VoIP Gateway is an exciting new device that lets you make and receive Skype calls using your standard telephone handset.
After you follow the simple installation you will be able to do the following:

* Continue to make and receive regular calls as normal
* Make and receive Skype calls using your standard telephone
* Forward Skype calls to your mobile phone
* Make Skype calls from your mobile phone even when you are away from your computer
* Switch between a Skype call and a regular phone call
* Use the same standard home phone for both PSTN and VoIP calls Increased availability by Forwarding incoming VoIP calls to your mobile phone
* Long distance and international toll bypass from your mobile phone
* Forward Instant Messages to your mobile phone via SMS
* Free 3-Way conference calling between PSTN and VoIP calls
* No need for microphone and speaker to make VoIP calls
* Compatible with any standard telehone
* Compatible with DECT, 2.4G, 900 M,or other cordless phones
* Full-duplex, echo-free sound quality
* Auto detection and switching of incoming PSTN or VoIP calls
* Automatic switching between PSTN and VoIP calls
* Complies with VoIP standards (SIP,H.323) as well as all other proprietary protocols through seamless integration with third-party soft phone offerings
* Call waiting on PSTN and VoIP calls
* Integrated IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system for remote usage
* Ability to ring up to 5 telephones in parallel

Operating System Compatibility:
Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000 and XP.
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This is a good bit ofkit and is vista compat if you download the usrobotics drivers just search the web. although i have seen this cheaper in the past. not by alot though
will this work without a computer on also would i be able to cancel my landline and just use this

Skype calls aren't cheap. You can make cheaper calls from your existing BT line. Use 'ratebuster' (UK = 1ppm) or 'telediscount' (Europe = 1ppm). No need to buy new equipment. If you don't have BT than you're s*****d.
will this work without a computer on also would i be able to cancel my landline and just use this


How do you connect to the internet if you cancel your landline?
Broadband, virgin. I can just have broadband and cancel my phoneline now. Broadband line is seperate to phoneline.
Skype is a total waste of time, usually far cheaper rates are available elsewhere, and this ONLY works with Skype!

This usb gadget is just as big a waste of time, whatever it works with, and offers no real benefit over just plugging in headphones & mic into the sound card of any internet connected PC.

Have a look at Moneysavingexpert.com for cheap calling info. As has been mentioned, better land-line options exist, and even cheaper still, using the PC to call via VOIP, eg by using Finearea/Betamax companies such as Voipcheap.co.uk &.com offer very cheap/partly free calls to UK landline numbers, as well as cheap calls abroad.
How do you connect to the internet if you cancel your landline?

I set up an internet connection for a friend in her flat. I gave her a PC I had made up - and she got the router with her connection.

The phone socket was in the livingroom and the computer was to go in the bedroom, so I told her to unpack and plug in the router while I connected up the PC in the bedroom.

When I had connected everything - i shouted to her to ensure everything was plugged in and switched on, and the computer connected to the net immediately.

She then walked in with the router asking which socket to plug her phone into. When I checked there were 5 open wireless networks it could connect to, and two closed.protected networks.

In theory it would be possible to check the IP with each connection then do a speed test to see when it was not being used - then use the connection from the IP that only offered unlimited bandwidth packages and it would be likely none would be any the wiser.

I remember reading about two pensioners who had their open connection used with VOIP to send a fake bomb warning.

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