We recommend the Skype certified RTX DUALphone 3058 for anyone looking for a Skype phone for the home or office. The word DUAL phone means that the phone is a Skype cordless phone and a normal PSTN phone.
As Skype becomes more popular and call quality gets better, you will have trouble finding a better phone at the price. To make free Skype to Skype calls, just look up your contacts on the liquid crystal display, and call. If your contacts are not on a PC and so not connected to Skype, you can still call them with SkypeOut credits. These credits are purchased from Skype and can be used to make extremely cheap calls. The call is free while on the broadband network. You only pay for the last bit of the call which goes through a telephone exchange and then down a landline to the contacts home phone.
As the RTX DUALphone 3058 is a DUALphone, it can also be also be used as a normal PSTN phone. This gives you the flexibility to use as either a Skype phone or a normal PSTN phone. The phone comes as a base station and a wireless handset which has an indoor range of about 50 meters and an outdoor range of about 300 meters. The phone can also be used as a high quality hands-free speaker phone. There is a standby time of about 92 hours and a talk time of about 7 hours.
The phone is very easy to use and install. Just connect the base station to the USB interface on your PC, and a landline telephone socket to start making calls.
The phone RTX DUALphone 3058 has superior sound quality using wideband audio and the hand-set has a large colour display with graphical interface. There is also has 10 polyphonic ring tones and a 2.5 mm headset jack. The phone is compatible with Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista.