Someday soon, WiFi VoIP phones will be hugely popular. Indeed, if you live in one of the increasing number of municipalities that offers community-wide free WiFi, these phones + Skype would be an unbeatable bargain. But today, they’re still more novelty than anything else, and I’m going to wait for the next generation to buy one. It’s just hard to figure out where I’d use one. There’s no way to "transfer" your call from one hotspot to another
(like cellular calls transfer from cell tower to cell tower), so they’re
not practical for walking about or calling from a moving vehicle. Also, you need to access WiFi that does not require a web-based log-in. So… no T-mobile hotspots, or countless other hotel, airport and pubic space networks. The Belkin model is designed to work with Boingo hotspots, so if you’re a Boingo subscriber, with money in your pocket and skype on your mind, go ahead and buy one. It’s $153.48 at Amazon.com. Let me know how it works out.