iPod touch = iPhone (almost)

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by davidy, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. davidy macrumors 6502

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    Other than the camera function, the major difference between the iPod touch and the iPhone is (Duh!) the phone function.

    Now the gap between the two is being narrowed. The iPod touch CAN be modified to make phone calls with VOIP. See this http://gizmodo.com/339042/first-ipod-touch-voip-call

    It's not clear whether the iPod touch can receive calls; I suspect it can't.

    Don't expect Apple to add VOIP function to the touch since that would be a direct competition to the iPhone.
     
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I still couldn't imagine carrying around an iPod Touch and a cell phone though. Just wouldn't be right.
     
  3. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Oh give it a rest. You have to carry keys, a wallet etc. It isn't that big of a deal carrying a phone and an Ipod. Trust me, the world will not end having to carry one extra device.
     
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  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    hey, here's a difference...
    i can check my internets while walking down the street!
     
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    I carry my touch in my right pocket and my phone in my left. I don't plan on buying an iPhone until they are available to more than just AT&T customers and I'm not really missing it now.

    All that being said, I still don't really see the point of VoIP on the touch.
     
  8. CPD_1 macrumors 6502

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    So can I. Portland has free wifi in many parts of the city, and I don't have to bother with EDGE or a monthly fee.
     
  9. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    ........Yeah I knew that....


    :(
     
  10. DizzyRose macrumors regular

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    All very good for you, but most of us don't have that asset, sorry to let you down there. :)
     
  11. tacofreak macrumors member

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    Yea but its not like edge,you have to stop and use that hotspot.

    So thats kinda not completely true.:eek:
     
  12. pismodude2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but I bet that eventually the entire world will be a Wi-Fi hotspot, that would save us all a lot of time. ;)
     
  13. Delia macrumors member

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    Yeah it's a matter of time before Wifi Hotspots are everywhere. SF Meraki is a pretty cool idea and is helping spread wifi throughout San Francisco.

    I'd imagine it's an idea that can work in most any populated area.

    Edit: though the plan for City Issued free wifi totally fell through, hehe
     
  14. tacofreak macrumors member

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    Wow:eek:

    That would be great!

    Bet googles gonna make that soon lol:D
     
  15. Delia macrumors member

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    If memory serves-- it was that plan that fell through in San Francisco, lol. I think they just couldn't come to terms they (city and google) could agree on.

    It's a fantastic idea, but financially could be an issue.
     
  16. dawolf macrumors newbie

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    I prefer having my communications device and my music/entertainment device running on two different batteries.
     
  17. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    I don't even want a frigan iPhone. I DONT WANT THE PHONE. I already have one.
     
  18. sickly.slick macrumors newbie

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    old news buddy old news
    got my touch to work like that around jan (it was out in nov. or dec. i think)
    but i dont have a mic

    btw i think carrying an ipod touch + a cell phone is pretty cool
     
  19. davidy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would suggest that if you don't have a mike then you didn't really get it to work. If you need a mike you can try here http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/12/touch-4-voip-mi.html or here for a nicer one http://touchmods.wordpress.com/ (about 1/3 of the way down the page)
     
  20. dsl4c macrumors member

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    while metro-fi does have free wifi in portland, its currently limited to downtown portland, and parts of inner-se/ne portland.. also, there will be no more expansion of metro-fi, and as soon as the contract is up, the city will have to find a new provider, due to a contract dispute between the two.
     

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