Solwise launches V500-DS – PC-less Skype DECT telephone


Phone bills a bit high? Maybe you should pick up something like the V500-DS from Solwise, then get your mates to buy something similar.

It’s a DECT telephone which allows you to connect onto both PSTN and Skype networks. It is embedded with Skype software, meaning that when it is connected to the internet via broadband, you can make Skype-to-Skype calls or Skype In/Out calls to fixed line numbers. If the phone is connected directly to the internet, a PC is not needed at all. You can also receive standard or Skype calls, identified on the 1.5-inch colour screen. When receiving an incoming call, the digital display will clearly show the Skype contacts’ details, status and profiles. Skype credit balances can also be viewed on the screen.

Other features include voicemail, call forwarding, hands free talking, keypad backlighting and polyphonic ringtones. Expect to pay just under £70.


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