RTX Olympia Skype Cordless DUALPhone
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- DECT – the European cordless telephony standard
- Dialling via Internet: Skype to other Skype users
- Dialling via SkypeOut to standard telephone numbers
- Distinctive ringing between standard telephone and Internet calls via Skype
- Range: Indoor up to 50 metres/Outdoor up to 300 metres
- Talk time/Standby time: 6.5 hours/100 hours
- Telephone book: 160 entries;Redial: 30 entries
- Call log: 30 entries
- Display: 2 lines 16 characters each (dot matrix) and icons
- 5 ring tones
- Headset jack
- Display backlight
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Cordless 2-in-1 fixed-line and Internet telephone for maximum freedom and minimum telephone bills! The Cordless DUALphone is the first cordless Internet telephone on the market using Skype. It has been developed with you in mind and uses the latest technology making it easy to install and cheap to use. The Cordless DUALphone is a cordless telephone that can be connected to a normal telephone socket and a USB port on a PC. The display shows whether your friends who also use Skype are online. If they are you simply have to press the appropriate green button and talk to them for free no matter where they are in the world (the PC has to be turned on). If their PC is switched off or you want to call someone who doesnt use SkypeTM you simply press the other green button and call via the standard telephone connection. Free calls To other Internet Skype users anywhere in the world and cheaper calls to all others via SkypeOut. From SkypeTM to SkypeTM calls are free. From SkypeOut to standard telephones inter-national mobile and long distance calls can be made at low rates. Normal telephony which costs the same as you already pay to your existing operator. provided that you have a broadband connection with unlimited usage allowance 2-in-1-telephone With the Cordless DUALphone you get both an Internet and normal telephone in one and the same product which means you get an extra hands-free telephone line at home. You can dial and receive normal telephone calls or calls over the Internet or via SkypeOut or SkypeIN. And naturally there are no more sockets and wires to worry about. Cordless freedom Theres no need to sit in front of your PC anymore to make free calls over the Internet. With the Cordless DUALphone you can roam within a radius of up to 300 metres from the base station. This means for example that you can be in the garden or at a neighbours house and still receive calls. Connect and call Simply connect the Cordless DUALphone to the USB port on your PC and
The new Cordless DUALphone is the first cordless Internet telephone on the market, using Skype. It has been developed with you in mind and uses the latest technology, making it easy to install and cheap to use.
The Cordless DUALphone is a cordless telephone that can be connected to a normal telephone socket and a USB port on a PC. The display shows whether your friends who also use Skype, are online. If they are, you simply have to press the appropriate green button and talk to them for free no matter where they are in the world.
If their PC is switched off, or you want to call someone who doesn't use Skype, you simply press the other green button and call via the standard telephone connection.
With the Cordless DUALphone you get both an Internet and normal telephone in one and the same product, which means you get an extra hands-free telephone line at home. You can dial and receive normal telephone calls or calls over the Internet. And naturally, there are no more sockets and wires to worry about.
There's no need to sit in front of your PC anymore to make free calls over the Internet. With the Cordless DUALphone you can roam within a radius of up to 300 metres from the base station. This means, for example, that you can be in the garden, or at a neighbour's house and still receive calls.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Easy to set up and install - but you do have to remove your current version of Skype first from your pc. The phone's software is supplied on CD but automatically downloads the latest version from it's website. Only Windows is supported
To make a call you just enter the number you want on the keypad or the internal phonebook and select one button to call with Skype or another to dial with your landline. The phone and it's software on your pc sorts out the different dialing prefixes etc.
Crytsal clear reception on both Skype and landline, both equally good. You can hold simultaneous conversations on Skype and a landline and switch between them. You can also view on the phone's LCD screen which of your Skype buddies are online and call them directly.
Be aware that to use the phone's Skype capabilities then your PC must be switched on with Skype running. Another minus is that the full user guide is available only on the CD or online. The printed guide supplied is good but is brief and it is necessary to consult the full manual to understand all then phone has to offer.
After waiting for ages for Amazon to supply it directly in the end I ordered via an Amazon reseller and received with 48 hours by courier.
I can reccomend this phone 100%.
I have chatted to friends in China and Poland from the garden of my UK house with a crystal clear Skype connection. Just enter a number and choose one 'Send' button to dial normally or the other 'Send' button to dial via Skype. It rings with separate tones for incoming Skype or landline calls and even allows you to hold simultaneous conversations on both systems.
Downside? Well, you have to visit the website on a regular basis to check for software updates to integrate with new versions of Skype. Also, a few more ring tones or the option to import external ringtones would be nice. Also, the mono LCD screen is a bit dim sometimes. Otherwise - 100%
Why the low score? When I got this it was the only product out. When I replace it - which will be soon - I will not be buying from this company again.
Here are defects in this phone:
1. The phone is bulky.
2. The case has a cheap feel to it.
3. The buttons are cheap and rubbery and make it almost impossible to use to dial numbers - as I mainly use this to select friends off a contact list for Skype calls this does not bother me as much as it will bother other people.
4. The phone's headphone socket has a pointless and cheap rubber cover. If you actually use this a few times the rubber degrades and the plug cannot be re-inserted. Minor point? yes - but a sure sign that whoever tested this phone DID NOT CARE.
and now a MAJOR point.
5. The phone is likely to FAIL. The LCD screen on my phone has started to fail after almost a year. Each day a few more pixels seem to have failed. By now almost half the screen does not work, leaving partly formed digits and letters. I can just about make out the names of people I know for Skype dialling - and that is with some difficulty. I am unlucky? I know of one other person who has had the phone for the same length of time - she has THE SAME PROBLEM. Either a rare fault happened to occur for 2 people or the phone has a faulty lcd.
Great concept - disappointing implementation.
Until you get a truly stand alone Skype phone that is not reliant on a computer, this is the best solution.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The phone has been difficult to function as a skype phone but the worst problem is the battery life. I am now trying to get hold of a third rechargeable battery and it is not easy.Published on 7 May 2011 by Mike
Rubbish! Had this phone since 2007. Had to have it changed 3 times - every time with the same problem - the display would eventually 'disappear'. Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2009 by A. Sotel
After a few month the LCD display stopped working (still a light but no pixels). The company sent me a new battery but that did not help. Then they just ignored me. Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2008 by Paco
I have had my phone for nearly 18 months and apart from the limited battery life I have had no difficulties. Read morePublished on 13 May 2008 by Graham
I have had the Dualphone RTX3045 FOR 10 Months and have found that the battery life is very poor and trying to replace it is impossible. Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2008 by Amazon Customer
I had to manually go on to the du@lphone site and get the most recent software suite for it to work correctly in Vista 64. Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2008 by jimminy crickett
This phone does exactly what it says on the tin but it has some drawbacks: the keys are very sticky and it often misses when dialling in a number - that's my main complaint. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2007 by SteveM
I've had 3 of these. Each lasting about 9 months to a year before the screen disappears and the keys start sticking. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2007 by Alistair Robertson
Loved this phone when I got it, one of the VERY first to have dual capabilites. However now, about 1-2 years on, its showing its problems (see previous reviews) the lcd is... Read morePublished on 24 May 2007 by Mr. I. C. Davies