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5/23/2006
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Mike Elgan
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Make Free Skype Calls With Regular Phone

A gadget called the Skype USB to RJ11 Adaptor lets you make and receive free Internet VoIP calls using your regular home phone -- and your cell phone. The device plugs into your PC's USB port, and has a place to plug in your home phone. Once you set it up, you can use your home phone to make free calls to anywhere in the world.

A gadget called the Skype USB to RJ11 Adaptor lets you make and receive free Internet VoIP calls using your regular home phone -- and your cell phone. The device plugs into your PC's USB port, and has a place to plug in your home phone. Once you set it up, you can use your home phone to make free calls to anywhere in the world.(Note that this is not a review -- all claims are made by the company and have not been verified by Yours Truly.)

The adaptor does a lot of neat tricks: 1) record calls; 2) forward Skype calls to your cell phone; 3) make Skype calls from your cell phone; 4) make three-way calls that include both Skype and conventional callers; 5) toggle back and forth between a regular landline call and a Skype call; 6) and other things.

Best of all, it's cheap: just $54 at EchoStore.com.

If you've used this product, let me know (mikeptp@elgan.com). I'll be curious to hear how well it works. (via The Red Ferret Journal)

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