is it possible to turn the ipod into a phone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by pcomac, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. pcomac macrumors regular

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    how do you turn ipod touch into a phone with number that people can call you? my phone reception on my college campus sucks. but the wife is great... i get wifi everywhere. i cant switch companies cus im under contract and i dont want to pay cancellation. i have a dumb phone cus i only text and maybe call on my phone. i have an ipod touch and ipad. also, will any app available for iphone also work on ipad and ipod?
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yes talkatone, vonage or you can even have your sim card lonk to your ipod touch with gmate adapter!
     
  3. Dark Dragon macrumors member

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    Goober VOIP, Skype out, there are much more if you search "VOIP" in the app store :), adding to what the bro ^ said :D
     
  4. Mike73 macrumors newbie

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    You could also try gtalk. Making calls within the US is free. I think you can also get a phone number via google, allthough I don't know if that's free.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Get a VoIP service like voip.ms and AcroBits for iOS.
     
  6. wezzyjoker macrumors newbie

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    Ive seen some nice cases on some Chinese websites in which you just put your iPod touch into it (it has a dock connector that you plug your iPod into) then just slide in a sim card in the back and your good to go. I think there's a phone app from the appstore to go with it. They also come with a battery to power the case and charge your iPod. It costs around 70$. But if you want to go with a economical option try the magic jack app or the net talk app
     
  7. NeXT MacRumors macrumors member

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    iPod touch as a phone

    If you have FaceTime and a wifi service, the ipod toch can practically act like a phone. Plus with iMessage “texting" just got easier.
     
  8. Dark Dragon macrumors member

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    Oh and, try MagicJack!, it allows you to call any number(in some limited countries which i do not remember) and gives you your own number, all for free, oh and, you can call any MagicJack user internationally for free, too ;D
     
  9. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Glad to hear the misses is ok.
     
  10. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Download Pinger. It has everything you need. They even give you a free local phone number for texting and calling.
     
  11. itouchipodtouch macrumors newbie

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    Lol
     
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  13. ToothTooth macrumors member

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    This

    This.

    I have the Media5-Fone SIP app configured to work with my home VOIP service. So when someone dials my home number, my ipod rings and I can answer the call on my ipod. I can also make outbound calls from the ipod and the person I'm calling sees my home number on their caller ID.
     
  14. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Correct me if I am wrong but Pinger is only free if you use Pinger to Pinger calling. Pinger to land line or Pinger to cell phone costs $$$.
     
  15. Dadmaddad macrumors newbie

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    Use text free app. It is now pinger owned but still u can get it for all calls and text. I get freemins by using my cc to get one month Netflix trial free and cancel before it charges me. I get 500 plus mins
     

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