I have disconnected my landline service. Can I receive skype call to my regular cordless phone handset with a FREETalk phone adapter and a Skype online number?
Thanks in advance any help.
03-12-2011 03:52 - edited 03-12-2011 03:53
From the FREETALK FAQ http://shop.skype.com/phones/phone-adapters/connec
I only want to use my home phone adapter for Skype calls, must I connect my landline?
A landline is not required to use the home phone adapter for Skype. However Skype should not be considered as a replacement landline service.
The biggest issue is that Skype cannot be used for emergency calls.
I could use the freeconnect adapter without using a landline. If the device doesnt show up in your network devices, you will need to find the IP address from your router, usually starts with 192.168.1.xx , so then you can do your setup with freeconnect and also sign into skype.
Landline connection is required only for emergency purposes
This is actually a really old thread. The FreeTalk Connect Me can be used without a landline. If you chose to use a landline for emergency purposes, there is nothing inherent to the device to filter local calls.
I was getting spammed on my local loop "Emergency line", after being told by my "no longer local telco" L2/L3 techs that receiving calls were impossible because I don't use their service. I ended up rerouting my connection to a separate phoneline that rings all hours of the night. Setting my extra phone to "never ring" fixes that. So now I have an active "never-ring" outbound emergency line.