Question about the ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by NMRB04, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. NMRB04 macrumors newbie

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    I am really interested in getting an ipod touch, i am just not really sure on the extra costs you have to pay. like do you have to pay for the internet, email??:confused: I know to download the movies and itunes you have to pay. but i just dont understand how all this works. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks for all your help!

    Nicole
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You hop on a preexisting Wi-Fi network for Internet-based applications. You're either paying for home Internet service and have a home Wi-Fi network or you use a public one. There are no fees other than what you're already paying. You cannot get Internet access just anywhere.
     
  3. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool so as long as i have my home internet i will be fine!! Can you download movies for it anywhere else besides itunes?
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    If you have a wireless internet connection in your house, you will be able to connect to the internet and send and receive email for free (i.e. yahoo mail etc.). You can also use any free wireless connection anywhere in the world (e.g. your friends house, some stores). There is no cost associated with using your iPod Touch (other than your normal monthly fee for internet access at home).

    Apple offers an email service and if you decide to use it there will be a yearly fee.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. acedew macrumors member

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    You download movies via iTunes on your Mac or PC, and then sync them to your iPod. You can't directly download movies onto your iPod, unless there's a third party app somewhere that I'm not aware of. So, you can download movies however you would like on your PC, and then you may have to convert them to get them to play on your iPod. There are several free applications that you can use to do that.
     
  6. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks everyone... you where all so helpful here and nice. which ipod touch does everyone recommend?
     
  7. markintellect macrumors member

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    A new one, with as much storage as you can afford. Or, if you don't need the new features, an older model with more storage is OK. Both have the App Store and so on, so the older version isn't outdated just yet.
     
  8. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks everyone for you help.... it has really helped me.:rolleyes:
     
  9. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

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    You still have to pay for the 2.0 update (which includes the app store) on the old one. Its not included.

    Not unless you have a wireless router. You can use a standard wired internet connection to download and sync anything you want to the ipod but you'll have to connect it to the computer each time. However you wont be able to use the web browser or many other functions unless you have a wifi hotspot...aka...a wireless router.
     
  10. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have a verizon wireless router for my internet at home. So i should be ok then right?
     
  11. tucker61 macrumors regular

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    Movies

    download movies to your pc, convert to mp4 format, and sync to iPod, through iTunes.
     
  12. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

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    Yea that should work fine.
     
  13. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what program do you use to download the movie to your computer?
     
  14. tucker61 macrumors regular

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    Not the most legal way to do it but you could Download Utorrent, not sure if works on a mac?. Download movie from www.piratebay.com
     
  15. NMRB04 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much. You guys are so helpful!:) any other suggestions?
     

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