Skype unveils FreeTalk Connect.Me home phone adaptor


Skype announced that now it will be even easier for U.S.
and Canada-based consumers to enjoy the convenience of low-cost Skype calling
to connect with friends and family back home through a home phone with the introduction
of the FREETALK Connect-Me Home Phone Adaptor for Skype.


This hassle-free solution will allow consumers to use
their existing handsets to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and affordable calls
to landlines and mobile phones worldwide.


The FREETALK Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter is the
latest product in the FREETALK line-up that is designed to make it easier for
consumers to enjoy Skype conversations to anyone else using Skype
internationally, regardless of their device, including: computers (PC, Mac or
Linux), iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and even to a Skype-enabled HDTV.


Consumers can also receive Skype to Skype calls from
other Skype users on their landline phone using the ConnectMe Home
Phone Adapter.


The FREETALK Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter, which
can store up to 100 speed dials/Skype contacts, only requires a PC for the
initial set up. Cord and cables needed to connect to home phones and to the
Internet are included in box.


To use it, all a consumer needs is a broadband Internet
connection and a home phone. This means that once the adapter is set up, they
don’t have to turn on their computers to connect with friends and family
through Skype.


If the consumer wants to make a call using their
traditional landline, the FREETALK Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter allows
them to choose that option as well.


“Our mission is to make Skype available everywhere
so consumers can enjoy conversations whenever and wherever they are,” said
Neil Stevens, vice president and general manager for product and marketing,


In addition to the FREETALK Connect-Me Home Phone
Adapter, Skype is also announcing the availability of a new cordless phone from
GE certified by Skype.


The GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype
(GE 31591) is the latest in a line of popular Skype ready handsets which will
give consumers the ability to connect with their international Skype contacts
for free, make low-cost calls to mobiles and landlines and manage their Skype
contacts without the need of a PC.


is also introducing a number of affordable bundles for both products that
consumers can choose from, based on their specific calling needs. Bundles with
international and Unlimited World subscriptions will allow subscribers to make
calls to over 40 different countries, including Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Spain
and Argentina and Puerto Rico.


Skype recently announced it has entered into an agreement
to acquire
GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in
touch and make decisions. GroupMe was founded in 2010 at the Techcrunch Disrupt
Hackathon and is headquartered in New York.


Through the acquisition of GroupMe, Skype continues its
drive to provide a global multi-modal and multi-platform communications


By Team
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