If you’re thinking of jumping to new-school telephony, like Skype, but want to keep your hardware assets old-school, a USB phone might be for you, like this Firebox VoiP Cyberphone.
Use the included Skype software, get a cheap Skype account for your-own-self, and you’re ready to talk to other Skypers for free, and landlines for just a little more. It’s supposed to look and feel like a regular desk phone. We’re sure if we installed something like this for our ancient, weathered parents, they’d never know they were talking on the Internets.
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