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Bluetooth Cellphone as skype handset

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I bought some SkypeOut credits the other day to experiment with the service. It works pretty good - my main gripe is that the software doesn't allow you to enter touch tone digits after you make the call. Which means you can only use it to call direct lines, unless you have a phone plugged in.

I also noticed that skype now supports a motorolla bluetooth headset for use with skype, this got me thinking - my cell phone has bluetooth support, couldn't I use it as a headset for skype somehow?

I also want to ask if anyone has any recommendations for VoIP services?


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Bluetooth Cellphone as skype handset was first published on December 10, 2005.

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I've been using SkypeOut for a while and it makes it so cheap to call people in the US. My only gripe is that I use a few computers, but unlike MSN the contact list is stored on the computer, which makes upgrading/moving systems a chore, especially if you get a corrupt HD. As for touch tones try this: http://www.skypejournal.com/blog/archives/2005/07/khaosdial_dtmf.php
by Richard Leggett on 12/10/2005 at 4:10:51 PM UTC
Thanks Richard, that will be handy when I'm on windows. I'll have to look for a mac version as well.
by Pete Freitag on 12/10/2005 at 4:22:33 PM UTC
could someone explain to me the whole deal with skype. i'm looking for cheap alternative voip deals, would skype be a better choice?
by jay cosmo on 10/17/2006 at 10:22:56 AM UTC
could someone explain to me the whole deal with skype. i'm looking for cheap alternative voip deals, would skype be a better choice?
by jay cosmo on 10/17/2006 at 10:23:08 AM UTC
Please contact me for about bluetooth earphone with skype if you dont mind!
by allen woo on 01/23/2007 at 10:54:33 PM UTC
Is there a cell phone that has skype imbedded? I want to have skype most of the time and regular cellphone to fill in the gaps.
by Robin on 02/18/2008 at 12:49:41 PM UTC
Joel, yes there is an iPhone application for Skype now.
by Pete Freitag on 04/27/2009 at 10:59:52 AM UTC