Skype + Router?
September 8, 2010 9:36 PM Subscribe
Is there anyway to use an existing phone with Skype and a wireless router without a PC?
posted by fleeba to Technology (10 answers total)
We're paying $40/mo right now for a real phone line that we barely use (moms call us), and we're looking to save money. Our internet and phone is through Bresnan (~$40 phone + ~$27 8 Mb/s + plenty of taxes). My girlfriend and I are both grad students, so we're looking for cheap alternatives to a real phone service.
We don't have a PC next to our router, so the phone-to-USB bridges (like this one
) wouldn't work -- is there another kind of device that can connect to the phone and router that doesn't require a computer being on? We've got one base station for two cordless phones and a G router if that helps.
If that's not possible, can anyone recommend either a tiny, cheap PC to keep running all the time, a Skype router-phone that's relatively affordable (<$100), or any other alternative to an overpriced landline? We both have cell phones, but they're uncomfortable to talk on and usually somewhere inconvenient when we need them.