Transitioning to VoIP

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jedivulcan, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I'm looking into upgrading my original iPhone to something a bit more modern. I'm not that mobile and I largely 99% of the time use WiFi + Google Voice and Skype wherever needed for texting or voice calls.

    I don't really feel entirely willing to commit to a new two year contract either. I don't think I've actually made a call or texted anyone in the last six months at least under anything except Google Voice.

    I guess my decision was already obvious. Anyone regret going from an iPhone to an iPod Touch? Is it a wise move/investment (also wise given the hardware I already have?)??

  2. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    can you even use GV on the ipod touch? as when you phone call you go to the website and google call you, via the mobile network, then put the call through to the person you are calling. so you still need a mobile phone bit, but I guess that it would work on any dumb phone.
  3. jedivulcan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    The outgoing caller ID for Skype can be changed so it's the same as a Google Voice number. It cuts out needing a GV web interface to connect the call and I only need the Skype app. I have an incoming Skype number so I can receive calls from people using phones.
  4. Aero26 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    I'm not a phone addict despite the investment in an apple product but I've got one VOIP phone as a landline. iCall on my iPod as a mobile for as far as I've got a wifi connection. I haven't tried Google Voice...I'll have to get to it. Textfree gives you a local number now so even that isn't an issue. No regrets.

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