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Skype as Home and Cell Phone?

Updated on April 15, 2011

Skype as Home Phone

If we choose Skype to replace our land line phone there are some offers that's great for your advantage.

  1. It's cheaper compared to other home phone subscription.
  2. It is unlimited to call and receive from any land line and cellphone carriers within the area of United States anytime.
  3. Get a number that’s local to your area code which they call "Skype to go number", and you can use any phone to call your Skype To Go number and reach your international contacts at regular Skype rates.
  4. It is flexible to use on laptop (mac, linux and win), desktop (mac, linux and win), iphone, smartphone or any other phones manufactured by skype as well as on TV (like Panasonic and Samsung).
  5. You can manage to block callers and contacts anytime.
  6. You can do video calls for free on Skype (computer to computer internationally).
  7. With free voice messaging.
  8. There is an option whether you want to save the activity forever or never.
  9. The cheapest international text messaging rates .
  10. You can hold the current call to answer another call.
  11. You can forward unanswered phone to your cellphone.
  12. You can answer 2 callers and engage into conference.
  13. Sound is always clear compared to other VOIP system.

Disadvantage of Skype as Home Phone

  1. Emergency call to 911 is not available. Some used Tracfone or other cheaper wireless cellphone to pair with skype phone. So it is also smart of install the apps on your smartphone and use Skype when calling to save your minutes.

Iphone 4
Iphone 4
HTC Thunderbolt
HTC Thunderbolt
Motorola Atrix
Motorola Atrix

Best Buy Smartphone when you have Skype Apps.

You can choose between AT&T or Verizon provider. Data and WIFI will allow you to access the internet, surf the web and check mail. Connecting to WIFI would be the best option to save without using 3G data but in case you really need to go online and there's no hot spot near you using 3G data is the last option. Comparing between the data plan of AT&T & Verizon, Verizon is way cheaper because it offers $30 per month of unlimited data while AT&T offers $25 per month for 2GB of data. Below are few wireless cellphone to choose in which you can enjoy the Skype face time while talking to your friend or family.

Iphone 4

  • Provider: AT&T (GSM) or Verizon (CDMA) provider
  • Operating System: Apple Macintosh
  • Price (with 2 yr contract): $200 (16GB), $300 (32GB)
  • Storage: 32 or 16GB internal
  • Camera: 5-megapixel
  • Front-facing Camera: Yes
  • Flash support: No
  • Battery: internet use is 6 hrs for 3g and 10 hrs for WIFI
  • Display: 3.5 inches
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.37 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.

HTC Thunderbolt

  • Provider: Verizon
  • Operating System: Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0
  • Price: (with 2 yr contract): $250
  • Storage: 8GB (expandable, 32GB microSD included)
  • Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Front-facing Camera: Yes
  • Battery: 6.3 hrs talk time
  • Display: 4.3 inches
  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 2.44 x 0.56 inches
  • Weight: 6.23 oz.

Motorola Atrix

  • Provider: AT&T
  • Operating System: Android
  • Price: (with 2 yr contract): $200
  • Storage: 16GB (expandable)
  • Camera: 5-megapixel
  • Front-facing Camera: Yes
  • Battery: 9 hrs talk time
  • Display: 4 inches
  • Dimensions: 4.62 x 2.5 x .4 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 oz.


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