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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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iPod touch + Google Voice + Talkatone = iPhone 5?

Is this possible? If I buy the latest iPod touch and install Talkatone to use my google voice account, is it basically an IPhone 5 without the contract???
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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No.

The new iPod Touch is much thinner than the iPhone5.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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The new iPod Touch is much thinner than the iPhone5.
Lol. Yes, I know that the specs are not exactly the same. I mean, is it an iPhone in a practical sense?
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:16 PM   #4
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I don't think the iPod touch has a proximity sensor and you'll be limited to making calls according to your wifi reception, i.e. when you have it. Yes it can work, for some, maybe you, it's been done. And discussed. Repeatedly.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:05 AM   #5
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Is this possible? If I buy the latest iPod touch and install Talkatone to use my google voice account, is it basically an IPhone 5 without the contract???
nope. its still an ipod touch. one that can make and receive calls on wifi.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:52 AM   #6
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Yes this will work... And pretty well, IF you can live with the (only) wifi connection. If you are around wifi when you want to take or make a call or text, all will work well. If you can't be around wifi, then the experience is less. One solution: a Mifi device, so you can take your emergency backup wifi anywhere. Turn it on when you need it and that works very well.

Suggestion: ipad mini with LTE. That's still portable and, effectively, has the " Mifi" built right in. I use that with talkatone and earbuds with microphone and all works very well.

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:21 AM   #7
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Do a search: this has been discussed ad nauseam.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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Additional Question about iPod Touch 5

I am considering getting a Touch 5 to use for phone with Talkatone over WIFI at home, and a Mobile Hotspot when not at home. Can anyone tell me if calls are always on speakersphone with the Touch 5, unless you are using a headphone or a Bluetooth device? Is it possible that there is a setting that will allow you to hear and talk as on a Smartphone without the use of a headset?
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I am considering getting a Touch 5 to use for phone with Talkatone over WIFI at home, and a Mobile Hotspot when not at home. Can anyone tell me if calls are always on speakersphone with the Touch 5, unless you are using a headphone or a Bluetooth device? Is it possible that there is a setting that will allow you to hear and talk as on a Smartphone without the use of a headset?
There is no 'ear speaker' on an iPod Touch so you can either have speakerphone or a line out or a head set.

I do think it can pair to a bluetooth headset as well but I'm just stretching.
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I am considering getting a Touch 5 to use for phone with Talkatone over WIFI at home, and a Mobile Hotspot when not at home. Can anyone tell me if calls are always on speakersphone with the Touch 5, unless you are using a headphone or a Bluetooth device? Is it possible that there is a setting that will allow you to hear and talk as on a Smartphone without the use of a headset?
The iPod touch has a speaker on the bottom edge and a microphone near the camera, so I make phone calls on mine sometimes by holding it upside down with the screen facing out, so the speaker is near my ear and the microphone is near my mouth. It's a little awkward but it works.
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Old Aug 1, 2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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I don't think $35 a month for 300 minutes, and unlimted texting and data is too unreasonable of a price for the ability to actually be able to take a call no matter where you are rather than relying on wifi and a pair of headphones with a mic.

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-...lans/overview/
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