Yesterday’s post on the new, unreleased Netgear Skype WiFi phone have generated more than a few e-mails to me; readers are asking how they can use the Skype phone in a T-Mobile Hotspot. I verified with Jeremy my suspicion that it required a firmware upgrade and he’s confirmed. The firmware is a beta, so use at your own peril! You can find it right here on Netgear’s site. If I see anyone with this phone during my Starbuck’s travels, I’ll be sure to ask how it’s working out.
Remember that you’ll need to have an active T-Mobile Hotspot account; the SPH101 will only connect to U.S. based T-Mo hotspots.