Voip phone?

fromalk

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Oct 1, 2006
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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
 

Gee

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fromalk said:
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
I have a wired one from www.ipevo.com. Works fine, but probably not exactly what you're looking for.
 

MisterEd

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Jan 2, 2006
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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
 

chas0001

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x86isslow

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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.
 

fromalk

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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
 

chas0001

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Sep 18, 2006
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fromalk said:
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
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
 

NYmacAttack

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Dec 8, 2005
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x86isslow said:
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.
Is this possible? It would rock if it would work.