Voip phone?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fromalk, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. fromalk macrumors member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've just purchased my first Mac ever, a macbook. So I'm still totally new to the mac scene, I am however an experianced pc user and about to widen my horizon :D .

    I've been looking for a voip phone, philips has some decent models but none of these have mac support? Does anyone emlse know a good voip phone for mac and skype. If possible it should be wireless to :eek:

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

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    I have a wired one from www.ipevo.com. Works fine, but probably not exactly what you're looking for.
     
  3. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    There's at least one on the Apple store site, seems to get good reviews.
    They should be in the Audio/speakers section.

    Ed
     
  4. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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  5. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I *think* the DS Lite works as a VoIP phone. Not to mention, its a DS Lite, which gives it an added benefit of being awesome.
     
  6. fromalk thread starter macrumors member

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    There are some interesting phones posted here, however I'm just wondering how can you call a skype contact if you have no display to select between all of your contacts?

    Don't want to come over as a noob but I have no experiance what so ever with this :p
     
  7. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    In order to call contacts when using an ordinary phone and SKYMACMATE all you need to do is rename your contacts in SKYPE and prefix them with a unique number e.g.

    12 FRED BLOGGS
    13 SUE BLOGGS

    To call FRED BLOGGS all you have to do is enter *12# on the phone (I usually program these into my cordless phone). To dial a landline or mobile number just enter * then the telephone number, followed by a #.
    I dont have to go anywhere near my MAC MINI. :D

    This document on SKYMACMATE may explain all

    http://www.yealink.com/en/download/User%20manual%20for%20USB%20Adaptor(MAC%20OS%20X)%20V1.0.pdf
     
  8. jane doe macrumors 6502

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    I just started a VoIP company for the simple fact that most are not mac compatible.
     
  9. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    Is this possible? It would rock if it would work.
     

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