Tuesday, 13 March 2007
This is my recently acquired Belkin Skype wifi phone. It works on wifi hotspots. It's not a mobile as it doesn't use telephony. The advantage of a phone like this is that I can use it anywhere in the world and wherever I am I can receive calls on the same number (and I don't have to pay termination charges) . What's more I can contact anyone on the Skype network for free.
I tried it out in Paris and have been surprised to discover that on almost every street somewhere there is an open network. If it catches on mobile phones could become under threat from these. However, I tried it in London and didn't have so much luck. Most networks were secured and even in the pubs and cafes you had to pay for access. Ho hum!