I am sure most of you must have used Skype at least once. But I think many Skype users do not use Skype with a cordless phone. Here is a technique I’ve been using with Skype for more than a year. Try it and it can save you a lot, and you don’t have to sit in front of your PC any more.

You only need two things: a USB Skype VoIP to PSTN (RJ11) adapter (shown in picture) and a cordless phone. It doesn’t cost a lot. I paid less than $60 for both.

  1. Install the driver for the Skype adapter.

  2. Connect the Skype adapter to your PC/Laptop with a USB cable.

  3. Connect the cordless phone to the adapter and it’s ready to use. (You can connect your landline (PSTN) to the adapter too to receive normal incoming calls.)

Here are some of the benefits you can get (although some of them may differ in each model).
  1. Make/receive calls from Skype in the same way you use a cordless phone.

  2. No need to be in front of the computer.

  3. You can easily hear when someone calls you from Skype.

  4. Assign hot keys for your friends in Skype and just press them to call your friends from Skype.

  5. Call Hold function for answering the calls from PSTN.

  6. Multiple VoIP applications that you can choose by hot keys, and
  7. Last but not least less phone bill and more contact with your friends & loved ones.

Important: Check system requirements carefully before you buy!!!

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