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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Review - netTALK Duo WiFi VoIP Device

I recently got the opportunity to test out netTalk's Duo WiFi device. Just about everyone has a digital home phone nowadays and VoIP devices are becoming more and more common. The idea of the netTALK Duo WiFi is to use a regular phone by plugging this device to either your router, computer or via WiFi. It's ingenious. The device itself is very small and compact. But what I really like is that with the purchase of the device, you get 12 months of phone service.

As mentioned, the netTALK Duo WiFi device is very small and compact, it comes with an a/c adapter, ethernet and usb cable. All that is required is a telephone and high-speed internet. With the provided cables, it takes less than 2min. to plug everything in and setup is a breeze.

The features included with the device and service just blow all the phone companies away. They will charge an arm and leg for them. Wi-Fi enabled, option to port your phone number, call waiting, caller id, call forwarding, 3-way calling, visual voicemail, 411 directory assistance, enhanced 911 calling, fax-friendly, videophone capabilities and more. 

As for the phone service included for 12 months, it's netTALK's Basic Call Plan which include Free calling to US and Canada. If you chose to renew, it's a mere $29.95 for each additional year. That's less than what I was paying a month for our phone service. There are great add ons as well, including a North America Add-On that includes calling to the US, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico starting a $5.85 a month or International Add-On with calling to 60+ countries for as low as $10 a month.

Overall, the netTalk Duo WiFi is a great bargain at $64.95. Although I have yet to buy a standalone cordless phone for it, when I use it, it gives me no problems. I don't get cut off, voices are very clear, just like our digital phone. I had Vonage for 1+ year, and the quality of that was sub-par with constant dropped phone calls, echoes, and delayed audio. The only con I have experianced with the Duo WiFi is that the volume isn't as loud as my phone allows, but by contacting their customer support, they can go in to your device (if connected via wifi) and raise the volume. 

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question,  from the company or their representing  PR company,  free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

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