Jump to content
Complete France Forum

New Gadget for Cheap(er) Mobile Calls


Recommended Posts

http://www.talkip4u.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=109

Interesting piece of kit but it hinges on your French mobile operator offering the neccessary cheap or free calls to friends and family using the same network and I don't know if any do this.

It also requires your PC to be on all the time which for many could be a significant drawback although it would work through a laptop which is cheaper to run continuously.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's very interesting.  My PCs are always on anyway but set to Wake-Up-On-LAN so minimal power consumption.  I wonder if the PCs are needed for this anyway?  After configuration, surely this bit of kit will be looking at the router only?   5 watts or so for the router isn't going to break anyone's bank
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Mobigater appears to need the PC to be available all the time, since both models connect via USB to the PC (and hence to the Internet) and do not appear to have either ethernet ports nor do they have wi-fi capability, so they cannot connect to the LAN directly.

Regards

Pickles

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Be nice to think there was a way to connect directly into a router and maybe there is, questions need to asked of the manufacturer. From what I can see though it is simply a bridge between GSM and Skype and therefore Skype needs to be running on the PC.

Nobody has commented yet as whether the free friends and family bundle is available in France because without this it's really a bit of a non starter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...