Skype Mobile, will this work with my broadband router?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by W, Feb 10, 2008.

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    W Guest

    I would like to use a 'phone with Skype through my wireless broadband router
    without having to have the PC switched on.

    My wireless router uses 802.11g secured with WPA. I would like this 'phone
    to be used exclusively with Skype to cut the 'phone bill between two family
    members if it can be used in this way. Is this possible?

    Thank in advance.

    The 'phone is:
    W, Feb 10, 2008
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    William Guest

    I don't have any experience of that particular phone, but I do use
    Skype Mobile on two Windows Mobile phones, an o2 XDA Orbit and an o2
    XDA IQ (this last one doesn't even have a SIM, so it's used
    exclusively for Skype). They both work well via wi-fi both at home and
    elsewhere. Be aware that Skype Mobile won't work via GPRS, so you must
    have a wi-fi or 3G connection to use it. For 3G connections, the data
    usage can be high, so an unlimited package is preferable (which I
    believe this phone comes with).

    If you are only planning to use the phone in the house (and never
    outside), then you could buy a cordless or wi-fi Skype phone for a one-
    off charge, and avoid the monthly cost. The Dual-phone 3088 (for
    instance) connects to your landline and to Skype via your router, ad
    allows you to make calls via normal line or Skype See
    for details.
    William, Feb 10, 2008
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    DaN Guest

    I don't think it has wifi capabilities 3 Mobile appear to be using skype
    as a marketing tool to get people onto their network.

    3 Mobile will charge data usage and skype is capable of going through
    ALOT of data especially for a mobile (network) service.

    DaN, Feb 10, 2008
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