Back in December, I wrote an article on my switch to Skype for my calls made while at my desk, to cut back on the number of cell phone minutes I was burning through each month. After calculating savings, I realized I was saving $631.70 per year by going with a VoIP provider as opposed to Verizon. At the time I was using a headset connected to my desktop. Since then, I’ve gotten a bit more technologically advanced.
I recently came across a product put out by D-Link, which plugs into the USB port on my computer and allows me to make Skype calls from a normal phone! In addition, if I had a regular phone line, I could plug that in as well which would allow me to make and recieve phone calls from either line. The ability to use a regular phone is something that I did miss, but with the addition of the DPH-50U, I have added a lot of versatility to my office. You can use any regular phone with this device. I purchased mine at NewEgg.com, for $19.99 on sale, and there was no shipping cost. In addition, there was a $10 mail in rebate which I took advantage of.
Overall, I would say that the call quality I have had has been very good. I’ve had a couple calls fade out for a second, but the interruptions have been minimal at best.