I just ordered a pair of SOYO G668 phoneson Tigerdirect.ca
I was looking for a phone (not software but a physical phone) to connect to the internet and offer a direct call to a similar phone (same model) overseas. I live in Canada and my family is in Mexico and these will be sitting beside the 'regular' phones but will only be used as a hotline between both countries.
Has anybody tried them and comment on them? I will be getting mine next week and some of the major things that I read are:
- Free calls between phones (either between two G668 or a G668 and a AVRO 3001 router.
- The phone configures itself to the network with DHCP.
- Each phone is assigned a unique 7 digit number to be used within the Z-Connect 'network'.
- The phone does not need to connect to a computer, so it is great for all the technophobic members of my family (Just pick it up and dial)
But, on reading on the online manual there are a couple of ports that have to remain open. The phone can be configured through a web page on the LAN so you can assign a constant port number so it doesn't open it randomly.
You can still make outgoing calls to regular phone numbers but that is charged through a pre-paid card, fees seem to be fair but I don't know if I will be interested.