Skype, Google Voice, SIP in one device
Friday, November 26, 2010 2:01 PM
Skype is great for audio/video calls, but receiving calls is a problem if you use a computer, as you will need to have it always on. Google Voice is free, but you need a phone to forward it to. And then dialing using Google Voice is not great either. You need a computer to do this. SIP is great for free telephony, but then again you need a computer. Not any more.
Grandstream Networks, Inc has a great device, the GXV3140. It is amazing. Connect it via Ethernet or the optionally available USB WiFi adapter and you can accomplish all of the above without a computer from a simple phone experience. In addition to being able to do all of the above, you can connect to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. You can get weather and stock updates using the built in web browser. You can enjoy music using last.fm and watch YouTube videos too. And best of all, the price is a killer. You pay one time for the device and get all of the above with no service charge.