Make Free Calls with the Belkin Wi-Fi® Phone for Skype™
New Wi-Fi Phone gives you the freedom to call anyone, anywhere—away from your computer
(Compton, CA) - July 20, 2006 – Make free Skype calls without being on your computer with the new Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype. Belkin’s Wi-Fi Phone gives you increased mobility to place free, unlimited domestic and international calls over the Internet to other Skype users, and low-cost calls to ordinary phones worldwide. The Wi-Fi Phone will ship in North America in August 2006, with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow shortly.
The Belkin Wi-Fi Phone connects to many Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, allowing you to easily access your Skype account without turning on the computer. It is perfect to use at home, in the office, or in a free public hotspot. The Wi-Fi Phone works anywhere in the world where there is a free Wi-Fi network, also making it an ideal traveling companion.
“With over 100 million registered users all over the world, Skype is enabling the world’s conversations,” says Mike Chen, Director of Product Management. “The Belkin Wi-Fi Phone combines the cost savings and enjoyment of using Skype with the convenience of Wi-Fi, making it even easier for people to stay in touch.”
Wi-Fi Phone for Skype (F1PP000GN-SK) – $189.99 - www.belkin.com/skype
Featuring an intuitive interface, the Belkin Wi-Fi Phone incorporates familiar Skype features and is ready to use with free wireless networks. To make a call, simply use the on-screen color menu to locate your contact and view your online availability—just like using Skype on a computer. The Wi-Fi Phone gives you a familiar Skype experience similar to that on a computer.
* Advanced security to keep your conversations secure, with WPA and WPA2 with PSK support
* 802.11b/g compatibility—a standards-based environment that allows you to connect to your home WLAN network as well as open hotspots around the world
About Belkin Corporation
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for iPod® devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater—with our PureAV® line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories—and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe—in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others—and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
Skype is the world’s fastest-growing Internet communication software, allowing people everywhere to make unlimited voice and video calls for free between users of Skype software. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, voice mail, call forwarding, and personalization including ringtones and avatars. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers.
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