One thing I didn’t expect to use the N800 as was an Internet Phone, but that’s what’s happened.
I’ve got a basic Skype account with only £1.36 credit left on it, and don’t have SkypeIn, so limited to calling fellow Skype users, calling FREE 0800 numbers or using my spare credit for SkypeOut calls. Then I remembered I had a SIP account at Sipgate (www.sipgate.co.uk) which allows me to have a free landline number, entered my Username & Password into the built-in Internet Call application and I had my own landline number on the N800 for people to call me.
Now this SIP landline number doesn’t come in handy if I’m sitting at home, cos I already have a landline number there, but where it really comes in handy is when I’m away working or when the family go on holiday. Just as long as I can connect to a free wifi connection, but these are springing up everywhere and most hotels now offer free wifi.
Sound quality for both Skype and SIP have been surprisingly very clear over Wifi. I’ve even tried over the 3UK 3G connection on my N73 and I still get good quality calls. The N800 built-in speakers and microphone will allow good quality calling, but I’ve paired to my BT handsfree which allows better movement and less feedback from the speakers to the microphone.