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IP On Your Cordless

Get ready for IP Internet access via cordless phones. One such solution, detailed today by CNET News' Ben Charny,involves loading Skype Net phone softwareinto a Siemens-manufactured adapter for cordless phones.

Get ready for IP Internet access via cordless phones. One such solution, detailed today by CNET News' Ben Charny,involves loading Skype Net phone softwareinto a Siemens-manufactured adapter for cordless phones.

Thus far the deal is available only in Europe, but it sounds sweet. With Euro-to-bucks conversion as our guide, the Siemens Gigaset M34USB adapter is $129, while the six available Siemens Gigaset phones are priced between $65 and $260. To sweeten the pot, Siejens is offering 120 minutes of SkypeOut, a service that allows calls to traditional phones from high-speed Internet connections.

I haven't tried this yet, but given the intrinsic appeal of IP and the fact that 90 million cordless phones were sold worldwide last year (42 million of them in North America) the deal sounds like a winner to me. Et tu?