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D-Link DPH-50U Skype USB Phone Adapter
List Price: $29.99
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Manufacturer: D-Link
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5Average rating of 3.5/5

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Batteries Included: 0
Binding: Electronics
Brand: D-Link
EAN: 0790069289743
Feature: Use your regular phone to make Skype Internet Telephone Service calls
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Is Memorabilia: 0
Label: D-Link
Manufacturer: D-Link
Model: DPH-50U
Modem Description: None
Publisher: D-Link
Special Features: nv:Communications Type^VoIP
Studio: D-Link

Features
Use your regular phone to make Skype Internet Telephone Service calls
Receive and make both regular telephone and Skype Internet Telephone calls on the same phone
In-call switching, conference calling, call forwarding, and toll bypassing
Includes two RJ-11 ports and a USB port to connect your regular phone line, phone and computer
Gives you the best of both worlds--the features of your existing phone and the low cost advantages of Skype

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Editorial Reviews:

The DPH-50U Skype USB Phone Adapter combines all the great features of your existing telephone, with the low-cost advantages of the Skype Internet Telephone Service. Using your existing telephone enables you to use your telephone's built-in features such as speed dial, redial, mute and caller ID2. Using a cordless phone even unties you from your computer while making Skype calls. Best of all, there is no additional equipment to buy to start using the DPH-50U. Includes two RJ-11 ports and a USB port to conveniently connect your regular phone line, telephone and computer


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5Average rating of 3/5
Summary: Works Great After Hours of Troubleshooting
Comment: Like other reviewers, I experienced problems with setting up the device. On a 4-year old Dell Optiplex dedicated solely to the task, it would alternately work and not work as I moved it from my setup and test area to the computer's final destination next to the phone. I realized that the adapter worked when plugged into the front panel USB ports, but not when plugged into the back! So the front panel must have a higher power output, based on one reviewer's comments about the amount of power required by the adapter.

After the setup problems, the adapter has been working flawlessly.

As other reviewers have pointed out, the software is very basic. The land-line is the default dialer, requiring no additional codes to make calls. In my case, I'd prefer that Skype be the default. And there's no intelligent dialing--the code ##001 must proceed all calls within the US.

So minus 1 star for bad setup and minus 1 star for lack of customization.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Works great!
Comment: Well It's been a couple weeks since I installed this device on my PC and it has run like a champ. I guess they have ironed out the driver bugs since it was released 2 years ago because it took no real effort to install. The manual is pretty useless though. The one hiccup I found while installing the device was getting the driver to connect with Skype. It turns out that you have to change Skype's audio settings before it will connect with the device. Nowhere in the manual is this explained and it resulted in about a half hour of wasted time. In the end that's no big deal but for someone not quite as tech savvy it could cause them to return the unit thinking it doesn't work. Another quirk in the software is that it mutes the wave volume control and turns down the master volume when a call is placed or received. It doesn't reset the volume after the call which requires you to manually reset them. It wouldn't be a big deal if it was just a master volume mute but having to constantly open and reconfigure the audio setting is a little annoying. A volume setting reset feature should be built into the driver. Without those problems this is a 5 star device. placing and receiving calls is as simple as picking up a standard phone and voice quality is comparable if not better than standard telephone calls. This is an excellent alternative to subscribing to landline phone service and will save you loads of money to boot!

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Works OK, but hassle to set up...
Comment: Was a serious pain to install, but after reading other reviews on Amazon I discovered that you do not want to use the install disc that comes with the device. Instead, go to D-link's web site and download the Vista driver. I believe it is version 1.10 and then use the set-up application in the downloaded file. Also, you have to change the settings under Skype options to make sure you are using your phone as the voip capture and voip playback. After I did that it worked fine although I still have to use the onscreen Skype number pad to dial. Not sure if this is supposed to be the way it works, but all in all it seems to work pretty well right now.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Don't buy...
Comment: Could not get this to work. D-link tech support hours are limited if you happen to work for a living and can't take 4 hours off to be on the phone and still not get your problems resolved. There are better adapters out there. I'd avoid this one.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Great Product
Comment: If you're looking for a very useful product at a great price, this is it. Very easy to set up and has very good sound quality. Make sure to use the driver for Atcom's AU-600 driver since the D-link driver is not updated and has defects. I recommend to anyone that uses Skype.


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