I've canceled my current DSL and phone contract with Deutsche Telekom and I'll be getting a cable Internet connection come May. At the same time I plan to set up VOIP to replace my old landline. My experience with VOIP so far has all been via my iMac and my aging Zaurus handheld. I've got an account with FWD, SIPphone (via Gizmo), and of course Skype, and I plan to get an account with either SIPgate or SIPnetworks here in Germany, both of which would allow me to transfer my current landline number to my new SIP account. In terms of software, I've used or played around with Gizmo, Skype, XMeeting, X-Ten and KPhone (on the Zaurus). That should give you some idea of my VOIP skill. Or lack thereof. My question is, what sort of hardware will I need, and can anyone recommend a good VOIP phone? I don't really even know where to begin looking or what to look for. I'm aware that Siemens and Philips have VOIP and DECT(?) phones, but many of them list Windows XP/2000 as requirements, though I have no idea why a free-standing VOIP phone would need a driver of any sort. I'm not made of money, but I wouldn't mind spending a bit more for something that can call through Skype as well as a SIP service so I can take advantage of better rates. Geeky stuff like Address Book sync/transfer and other IM integration would be big, big bonuses. Of course, any hardware would have to be 100% OS X compatible, since we're a non-Windows household. I hope there's someone out there who can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance! EDIT: Oh, and I've already had a look on Amazon.de. I came across models like this one, but I haven't the slightest clue as to whether or not it's the sort of phone I could use.