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XLink BT – Use your cell phone like a landline

The XLink BT allows you to make and receive calls from your usual land-line phone over your mobile network. Once set-up you simply need to leave your cell phone within Bluetooth range of the XLink box and then any calls to your cell will ring and be answerable around the house and calls made from your regular phone will be redirected over your cell.

One of the advantages of the XLink is it allows you to ditch your land-line and make the most of the free calls that you get with most cellphone contracts. It can be used with 3 cellphones simultaneously, with each cell generating a different ring tone on the other phones (when calling out you specify which cell to use by a numeric prefix).

XLink retails for $80 and is available from My XLink though you may want to wait for the next version as that willinclude Skype functionality.

4 thoughts on “XLink BT – Use your cell phone like a landline”

  1. How much is the Skype version of X-Link? Also, why are you charging for long distance if all our cell phone carriers include free long distance? I have a RazrV3xx (bluetooth capable). I would like to terminate my landline and use the existing wires in my home to connect through my mobile phone as I have done with my older Dock-n-Talk on a Motorola V551. That unit wore the battery down without ever charging it and I do not want to do a firmware update as well as buy the Bluetooth converter for the razr v3xx. Please let me know if your product is the answer to my problem.
    Thank you,
    Harvey D.

  2. how cost effective is this to use? You still get charged by your cellphone company for the minutes of use, right? How is this reasonable compared to using magic jack?

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