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skypep.jpgHere’s a quick video I shot late last night of the Skype payphone actually working. It rings and can be used as a Skype phone for any call, SkypeIn/SkypeOut and it’s just really really cool to have a working VOIP Skype payphone in one’s living room. Next up getting it to take quarters so you can make calls and using the keypad as username and password entry.Link (QuickTime 8MB).

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. TVarmy says:

    That’s pretty cool. I’d love to make one. But how exactly did you do it? Is there a how to I missed?

  2. jmassaglia says:

    I’d love to see a howto also. It doesn’t have to be super detailed, but at least a list of hardware involved and any changes that you needed to make to the payphone.

  3. Starbuck^2 says:

    Rather neat, yet you said that you needed to “rig” the phone to work as a normal landline…how so/why?

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