Saturday, November 18, 2006

Skype combines FON to give "SMC Wi-Fi Phone Pack"

A new package made out of old stuff, "SMC Wi-Fi Phone Package" that merges the SMC WSKP100 handset, Fon's La Fonera router, 500 SkypeOut minutes, and a full year of Skype voicemail, all for $160. What a good Voip Ip Telephony deal? or is it?

The SMC WSKP100 is a nice phone in the likes of a mobile phone and I first read about it on Reg-hardware. If you need to know more about it, follow the link given below.
The La Fonera, made a quite a stir when the offered it at $5! subsidized. As Gizmodo puts it "FON is that company that lets you hop other FON user hotspots, in exchange
for making your hotspot open, too. Their new hardware, dubbed La Fonera, which literally translated means "The Winged Mallard Flies at Midnight." We wrote about it a few months ago, but they're available now."

I was interested but did not feel like sharing my line with college kids around me, let Google do it when they launch the Wi-Fi in San Francisco. But I guess it would be a quite good addition to various devices cluttering your computer,router,Modem, and what else attached to your network. I will poit you to Gizmodo to read more about La Fonera.
It seems a good deal butyou need to give a free skype call to skype to find out what happens at the end of the 12 months regarding the free voice mail.

Here is the scoop from Skype site;

Manufacturer's Description:

Everything you need to make Skype calls without a computer. The Wifi package includes:

* SMC WiFi Phone
* 500 SkypeOut minutes to call landlines and mobile phones
* 12 months of Skype Voicemail
* WiFi Router*
Key features:

* Make Skype calls without a computer
* Enjoy free Skype-to-Skype calls with complete mobility
* Use Skype in any open wireless network in the world
* Use your existing Skype account
* Light and simple design, with the Skype software pre-installed

WiFi Router
La Fonera is a tiny wireless router. It allows you to securely and fairly share your WiFi with FON, the largest WiFi community in the world, and get your own private encrypted connection.

* Your free FON router will be shipped separately from your WiFi phone. For any question related to the shipment of the router, please email:

La Fonera on Gizmodo

SMC WSKP100 on REG-Hardware
Skype deal


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