D-Link Flips Open Wi-Fi Flip Phone

D-Link today said they were unveiling a new flip-style mobile Wi-Fi phone designed to allow users to make free limited Internet calls from places where there is open Wi-Fi access. The new DPH-540 Wireless G Flip-Style Wi-Fi Mobile Phone is priced under $300 and should be available this summer.

The DPH-540, said D-Link, features softphone services from SIP-based global Internet telephony service provider TelTel. Free calls can be made to other TelTel users, while non-TelTel users can be contacted for a small fee. Features of this flip phone, which makes calls over the Public SIP Telephone Network telephony backbone, include a clear color backlit LCD display, backlit keypad, speed dial, redial, multiple ringtones and email access.

“We see the teaming of the D-Link phone with the TelTel service as a winning combination for both the consumer and small business,” said Steven Joe, president and chief executive officer of D-Link Systems, Inc, in a statement. “It will offer users incredible value by utilizing the only public and open SiP network to make calls anywhere in the world at significant cost savings.”