Convert a Pocket PC PDA To a Wireless Phone
TeleSym lets you use a WiFi-connected Pocket PC 2002 device as a VoIP phone that gives surprisingly clear soundfor a price.If you use a Pocket PC 2002 PDA that has wireless LAN capabilities, add one more item to your able-to-do list: Make phone calls. The TeleSym SymPhone System ($3,000 to $28,000 list for 10 to 100 licenses) is designed for enterprise workgroups. It supports PDA-to-PDA calls on the same network or calls across the globe if you are within range of a designated access point. The SymPhone System NP ($5,000 to $34,200 list for 10 to 100 users) adds PDA-to-phone voice communication from any location. These SymPhone systems are worth considering for businesses that want an alternative to two-way radios or want to leverage their investment in wireless PDAs by saving on phone charges when possible.
You need at least two of the three SymPhone components for a working system. The SymPhone Client software installs the interface on your PDA to manage incoming and outgoing calls. The interface includes an on-screen dial pad and phone book; unfortunately, the phone book is not integrated with Microsoft Pocket Outlook on the PDA. The SymPhone Call Server application enables the PDA client software to make and receive calls. It also provides a directory of other SymPhone users.