If you're still sporting a landline as your main connection to the outside world, Skype's now offering a more up-to-date way to use that dusty old handset. The VoIP platform has just introduced two new products that will bring Skype-specific internet calling to your home phone. Billed as a "hassle-free, plug-and-play solution" the Freetalk Connect-Me Home Phone Adapter connects to your landline and broadband allowing you to make free calls to other Skype users as well as plain old landlines and cellphones worldwide (for a price). If you like your home phone with a little extra corporate branding, the outfit's also hooked up with GE to offer a Skype-approved cordless, simply referred to as The GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype, which offers free calling to Skype users as well as "low-cost" calls to your poor Skype-less contacts. The Home Phone Adapter comes with plans ranging from $39.99 to $59.99, while the Skype phone can be yours for between $69.99 and $89.99. Both are now available at the source link below, and full PR awaits you after the break.
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Using Skype from Your Home Phone Just Got Easier

The FREETALK® Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype and a New Skype-enabled Cordless Phone from GE Open up a New World of Calls from Your Home Phone

At Skype, we strive to ensure anyone can use Skype anywhere, at any time. As a result, you can now use Skype on your computers (Windows, Mac or Linux), iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and even on a Skype-enabled HDTV or Blu-Ray player. Today we are excited to announce the availability of two new partner products that will help us to enable even more Skype conversations.

Many people today continue to use their home phones as their primary means of communication. If you are one of these people, you will be pleased to learn that you can now have a true Skype experience on your existing handset with the release of the FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype.


The FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype
The FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter is a hassle-free, plug-and-play solution that lets you use your existing handset to make free Skype-to-Skype calls, as well as low-cost calls to landlines and mobile phones worldwide at our extremely low Skype rates.

Just connect your home phone, broadband and landline to the phone adapter and enjoy the freedom of making Skype calls anywhere around the house from your home phone. You can also receive Skype to Skype calls from other Skype users on your landline phone using the Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter.

The GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype

In addition to the FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter, also available today is 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-integrated cordless handsets that give you the ability to connect with Skype contacts for free, make low-cost calls to mobiles and landlines and manage your Skype contacts, all without the need of a PC. Both products are available today in the US and Canada.

Product Bundles for Your Skype-Enabled Home Phone Adapter

With our partners we are currently offering both products with a number of cost-effective calling bundles designed to meet a variety of calling needs:

FREETALK Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter Bundles:
• FREETALK Connect•Me + more than 60 minutes** of complimentary calls to landlines and mobiles via Skype ($39.99)
• FREETALK Connect•Me + 12 months of calls to landlines and mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada and 200 minutes**of calls to international landlines and mobiles ($59.99)
• FREETALK Connect•Me + a 3-month Unlimited*World subscription to the US and Canada plus landlines in 40 other countries ($59.99)

GE Digital Cordless Expandable Phone:
• Cordless Phone + 400 minutes** of calls to international landlines and mobiles ($69.99)
• Cordless Phone + 12 months of unlimited* calling to landlines and mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada and 200** minutes of calls to international landlines and mobiles ($89.99)
• Cordless Phone + a 3-month Unlimited* World calling subscription to the US and Canada plus landlines in 40 other countries ($89.99)

Both products are now available in the Skype Store for US and Canada. You can also purchase them directly through the eBuyNow online retail store and other authorized global retailers and etailers.

The products will be available to purchase in other countries later in the year.