iPod touch iPod Touch mods to be like iPhone?

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I like the iPod Touch, I was looking for some mods to make it even more like an iPhone.

The touch doesn't have a metal band around it- but I would like to know some cases that might make it look cooler.

I created this case for the iPod Touch, so now it's the normal black on the front, white on the back. What do you think?


 

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Everyone always says Peel and Cookiecase..

While those are two good alternatives, the problem with the Peel is- not only is it expensive, but it makes the iPod Touch look bulky, and is not cosmetically attractive. it actually doesn't look like an iPhone at all.

I used to like the Cookiecase but,

•it has an awkward opening at the bottom
•no apple logo on the back
•the buttons are shaped differently

Also, I bought one of those, the aluminum band gets dull after a few months.

I need something to make the iPod touch look cool. Something to spice it up!
 

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If you only care about making it look cool check out deal extreme. They have lots of really cheap cases so you can use a new one each day.
 

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Put google talk and Skype on it, and an Internet SMS program :p
 

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likethesoup2 said:
Or, here's a thought: you want it to look like an iphone. Sell it, and buy an iphone. It's really that simple.
I thought about that. But can you just use Wi-Fi on it and disable the 3G?

All I want is no carriers or service plan.
 

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I don't want the service plan part. Will it work like a Wi-Fi only iPod Touch if I take out the sim or disable the service?

I've heard complaints about that.
 

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I don't want the service plan part. Will it work like a Wi-Fi only iPod Touch if I take out the sim or disable the service?

I've heard complaints about that.
I don't know for sure, but I've heard about people who buy an iphone with a bad ESN and just use it as a kicked up ipod touch.

I had an ipod touch, but got rid of it and got a 4S. I love it; suspect you would too, but there is that monthly bill to consider.

You may look in the iphone section, for folks using them with bad ESN's.
 

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I would have an iPhone, but I simply don't need a service plan. I don't talk to anybody.

The iPod touch is Wi-Fi only, but I like the look of the iPhone.

Where would I get the iPhone from? Can't buy it from Apple because I would need to have a carrier, and I won't pay unneccesary fees for starting and ending a contract.

Nor wil I buy an unlocked phone.

On top of all that, I don't know that once I get the phone, if I can just enable wifi and be set.

Do you need a sim card, even for wifi to work ?

I think so.

I seen lots of iPhone 4's on eBay.
 

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I would have an iPhone, but I simply don't need a service plan. I don't talk to anybody.

The iPod touch is Wi-Fi only, but I like the look of the iPhone.

Where would I get the iPhone from? Can't buy it from Apple because I would need to have a carrier, and I won't pay unneccesary fees for starting and ending a contract.

Nor wil I buy an unlocked phone.

On top of all that, I don't know that once I get the phone, if I can just enable wifi and be set.

Do you need a sim card, even for wifi to work ?

I think so.

I seen lots of iPhone 4's on eBay.
That's why I said - look into it; do some research. I know it can be done, but I've never done it.
 

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I thought about that. But can you just use Wi-Fi on it and disable the 3G?

All I want is no carriers or service plan.
Yes. I bought a 32GB Verizon iPhone 4 with a bad ESN. It can't have a service plan nor be used by a carrier. It does everything an iPod Touch can do, only better. I bought it (mint, only 4 months old) for $210 on eBay from a reputable seller.

I can use WiFi without cell/3G. I also have a 64GB iPod Touch 4G in a CookieCase. Love both devices, but the iPhone-as-an-iPod-Touch is a terrific option and highly recommend it.
 

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You can buy the iPhone straight from Apple. It's called buying an unlocked model for the full price. That way you can use it without a carrier and if you ever want to use the phone part you just need to sign on to a carrier rather then buying a whole new device.
 

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I went to AT&T today to ask the guy- and that's a lot of money for that thing...... almost as much as an iPad... .....might as well buy it though..
 

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Like I just told someone else, and as someone already told you; just buy an iphone 4 with a bad esn. You can use it as an ipod with no problems. I paid $150 for mine. You may break even or make a profit by selling your ipod touch if you find the right deal. Bad esn iphone 4's are the way to go.
 

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I went to AT&T today to ask the guy- and that's a lot of money for that thing...... almost as much as an iPad... .....might as well buy it though..
If you're only using it on wi-fi, I'd consider getting the iPad. I know it's less portable, but the screen real estate...

Very simple: use MagicJack App and your touch becomes an iPhone!!
I swear I heard Billy Mayes yelling when I read this post.

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What is a bad esn?
Electronic Serial Number. If it's been blacklisted, you can't hook the phone up to a wireless service provider.

Not sure why anyone would suggest seeking this out, since it's a good indication the phone is stolen. Some people just sell their phones when they can't pay off their account balance too, but I'd be wary of it.
 

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If you're only using it on wi-fi, I'd consider getting the iPad. I know it's less portable, but the screen real estate...



I swear I heard Billy Mayes yelling when I read this post.

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Electronic Serial Number. If it's been blacklisted, you can't hook the phone up to a wireless service provider.

Not sure why anyone would suggest seeking this out, since it's a good indication the phone is stolen. Some people just sell their phones when they can't pay off their account balance too, but I'd be wary of it.
It isn't a good indication that it was stolen. Non-payment of a contract, reporting it lost, are just 2 legitimate reasons for a bad esn. You are free to wallow in your ignorance, but spreading that to others needs to be corrected. An iPhone w/bad esn (non-stolen) is a terrific option for those who simply want an iPod Touch with the non-call features of an iPhone.

P.s. it is possible to determine if the esn was reported stolen... Reputable eBay sellers will post the esn so that a buyer can verify that for themselves.