How to turn ipod into iPhone

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by alexisocool, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. alexisocool macrumors newbie

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    Well in YouTube they tell me how to but it doesn't work I just want 3G for my ipod touch can someone help?:apple:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    iPod touch doesn't a have a radio (that connects to the phone network) so it's not possible to get 3G. It's like making toast without bread - can not be done.
     
  4. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    You can get the sprint peel but that's expensive and not worth it. If you want 3g, wait until the iPhone 5 comes out since iPhone 4s are over a year old
     
  5. Harvey Specter macrumors regular

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    Without proper modding and expensive accessories, it isn't possible to get 3G on an iPod touch since it doesn't have the required hardware
     
  6. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    you can make calls over wifi with a google vice number and the talkatone app
     
  7. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    You can use google voice and talkatone over wifi. You also get free texting with this. If data connections become possible for the touch you can use that as well. This is how I turned my iPad into a "phone". It actually works better than my current dumb phone. seems to me we are starting to blur the definition of a phone. I personally would love for the touch to come with a data plan, since I would then not need an iPhone. I could get a 3G capable touch, use google voice, keep my dumb phone and it's pre-paid calling plan as a backup, and be very happy.
     
  8. rowley macrumors 6502

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    you can get one of those mobile wifi devices, I think they're called mifi.

    Effectively gives wifi devices a wireless access point to 3G network.

    It does not make your touch into a phone, but at least you can get data from 3G network to touch with it.

    R.
     
  9. rowley macrumors 6502

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  10. windowstomac macrumors regular

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    Can't help thinking that those who want an iPhone so bad should maybe buy an iPhone...
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    Here's a few reasons....

    • Already have an iPod Touch and for under $100 more can use it as a phone.
    • Already have an iPod Touch 64GB... there's no 64GB iPhone.
    • Want an inexpensive way of having an unlocked iOS-based phone device.
    • Don't want to pay $70 a month for 2 years for a full cell/data plan.
    • Makes a pretty decent case + battery extender even if the cell feature isn't used.
     
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