With Christmas on its way, you may be wondering what to get for the traveler, the phone addict, or anyone you know who hates paying for long distance calls. The company that created the Duo, a low-cost device that allows users to make unlimited local and long-distance calls within Canada and North America for $30 per year has launched the world’s first wireless VoIP device, now available in Canada.
netTALK has launched the DUO WiFI for Canadian customers, which for $74.99 for the first year and $39.95 for subsequent years allows users to have the same affordable calling with crystal clear quality that the original DUO offers, but without the need to connect the device to a computer or wireless router.
The WiFi capabilities make this device perfect for use in hotel rooms, conference centers or even around the house.
I have used both the wireless and wired versions of the DUO, and was far more impressed by the versatility and call quality of the DUO WiFi. Without the risk of faulty wiring or a less-than-optimal connection to a modem or router, the DUO offers far more flexibility for a user in that you can pack of the pocket-sized device to travel with, taking your phone number with you and being able to hook any phone you’d like into it.
While it is certainly not a replacement for a mobile phone–as it doesn’t have email or data capabilities–it is a risk-free way to reduce telecom costs, particularly on long distance, and to ditch that landline phone once and for all.
The netTALK DUO WiFi is available for U.S. customers at http://netTALK.com and for Canadian customers at http://netTALK.ca.