A couple of months ago I’ve been reporting about my experiences with the UTStarCom F1000G Wifi VoIP phone. It went back into the box basically because the software was too unstable. Another reason I didn’t like the phone at the time was that the Wifi reception of the phone was not very strong and voice quality suffered when only two walls were between the access point and the phone. At the time I thought this issue might be related to this type of phone only. Now one of my friends reports that he has the same problem with Nokia E-series phone he tried out. While stability was not the issue, voice quality degrades pretty quickly when moving away from the access point. He also came to the conclusion that the range is no match to those of DECT cordless phones. Looks like good Wifi antennas have not yet found their way into small form factor phones. However, I am afraid that’s a necessity to make VoIP over Wifi work.