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Zoom 5900 USB Phone Adaptor for Skype - Black

Zoom 5900 USB Phone Adaptor for Skype - Black
alaScore 80

15 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Zoom 5900 USB Phone Adaptor for Skype - Black. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cordless Phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cordless Phones the Zoom 5900 USB Phone Adaptor for Skype - Black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Fulmar (

Solid Adapter


Install was straight forward.

Works as advertised. This is my second Skype adapter, the first being a D-Link which had horrible driver issues and eventually stopped working with Skype. Seems like its a little faster at connection that the D-Link as well

None really so far. If I run into issues, I will update

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: MC Parts (

Un Plugged The Telco


My business is web based so an internet number makes perfect sense, the computer is always working. This adapter lets me use quality cordless phones in the office and at home for the same number.

Works with my SKYPE number and cordless phones. The adapter, phones, and 1 year paid up number cost about 2 months of the old telco business bill. You have to enter a few extra numbers to make a call, this becomes routine in a few days so no big deal....

Not the same as a wired phone. Needs the occasional re-boot that is a matter of unplugging and plugging the USB cord. Keep your cell phone around for 911 service

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Blair (

decent solution


Go to Zoom's website and download the latest drivers! I'm running Win7 X64 with a relatively new Vtech handset

Simple concept, inexpensive, achieves what is advertized

Driver problems - Included drivers didn't work and their Windows 7 drivers didn't either. Had to use Vista drivers on Win7. On and off voice distortion. Tested with other headsets and it did not continue. It has to be the adapter or the combination of...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Zoom 5900-00-00F Adapter Bridges Skype To Pstn Uses Ordinary Phones For Skype - Retail


Has worked flawlessly from my system on the 1st floor that is using a Rosewill wireless antenna to the 3rd floor router


Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: alexa (

neat little thing


You only need the ## if you have it wired to both skype and the telco. I will probably devote an old laptop to running this full time and if it is reliable I will be ditching my landline forever.

This is a clever little device which enables you to use all your existing phones with skype. Highly recommended

The need to put the prefix ## 00 and * for send is a bit tiresome. It would be nice if you could change these fields to choose your own characters, but I suspect these are required by skype/pstn

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

great freedom skype w/no usb cord!! An its a ZOOM product!


When dialing it requires you use ## 001 and then * to send. a small price when i think of the freedom to move around the room and down while far down the hallway on skype now. One thing thing i havent figured out is how to scroll through your contact...

Bought elsewhere. If i had not, i would have bought here at NEWEGG. Just happened on Newegg after i bought elsewhere thats all ; Thanks very much to the person that mentioned ## 001 and then * to send.I was a tad confused, but its all very clear to me...

None well? just the scroll option i had on the philips skype usb corded phone. I was able to scroll thru my contact list in the skype window and hit dail with the philips skype USB PAIN CORDED phone. But i guess i could just use one button plus * to...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Nice guy (

Love it


I bought a 5 handset cordless Uniden package for less than $100.00 and they all work fine. Caller Id even works, and the answering machene or you can use skypes free voice mail.

Works for me. i got rid of my land line and got a skype in number. Unlimited long distance and incoming calls. for alot less than vont%^&

you have to dile ##001 then the number and * to send it. not bad to get used to but still anoying

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: techgu (

Disappointing "Adapter"


Would work well for someone that absolutely desires to use a pre-existing phone with Skype and a Windows environment. Seemingly a lot of the features that are available with the 'adapter' are present already in Skype. The real slogan for this adapter...

1. Easy installation ; 2. Semi-Functional ; 3. Small Profile

1. Works only in Windows (tried in Linux) ; 2. Does not work on all Skype calls (see also disclaimer) ; 3. Has to run as a service in order to function

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: PACKMAN (

Great product


Works great with XP and Vista. Got drivers from zoom site. Everything installed in minutes. Works like using a regular land line phone. No problems at all. Reccomend this item over D LINK product at all times. There are no echos or tunnel sounds. This...


Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: PACKMAN (

Great product


I'm sick up and fed with politics.

Works great with XP and Vista. Got drivers from zoom site. Everything installed in minutes. Works like using a regular land line phone. No problems at all. Reccomend this item over D LINK product at all times. There are no echos or tunnel sounds. This...


Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The Zoom Phone Adapter for Skype lets you use your favorite phone with Skype. You can plug a normal phone into the adapter, and then make or receive calls using that phone. You can even plug in a cordless base station for 1, 2, 4, or even more cordless phones, and then make or receive calls using any of those phones! The Zoom Phone Adapter is easy to install and use, but it's very powerful, especially if you choose to plug the adapter into normal phone service. Powerful bridging functions allow Skype calls to be forwarded to cell/mobile phones and other conventional phone numbers. This lets you use a mobile phone ("cell phone") to make calls using Skype and save lots of money, or to receive Skype calls, making you easier to reach. Remote phones can also dial into the adapter to make outbound Skype calls. The Model 5900 is USB port powered to reduce power adapter clutter. The compact size allows convenient placement in any setting. There's no better time than now to extend the power of Skype. And there's no better way than with the Zoom Phone Adapter for Skype.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Zoom Telephonics
Model:Model 5900 Phone Adapter for Skype
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Zoom

IP Telephony

VoIP: Yes


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Type:VoIP phone adapter

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP