Turn my 32gb 3G iPod Touch into a phone

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by k4show, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. k4show macrumors member

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    I am going to use skype to make calls, by buying some skype credit. Will people be able to call me? But I also want to be able to text people and them be able to text me back as a number (eg 555-565-7895). I am located in Canada, if that causes some problems.

    Thanks
     
  2. nigelly macrumors regular

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    People can call you if you purchase a skype number. Of course people will only be able to reach you when you are logged onto skype but you can set skype to forward calls to another phone number if you have a cell or a home phone
     
  3. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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  4. DrawnToLife macrumors regular

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    Well, I've been having issues trying to set up textPlus in Canada :/
    So I don't know o-o
     
  5. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    Basically, people can call you if you're connected to WIFI and you have skype on all the time (this prbly drains a lot of battery). For text, have you considered Google Voice?
     
  6. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope whats that?
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    Google Voice isn't available in Canada.


    iPod touch ≠ phone
     
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  9. Surely Guest

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    Yeah, there's Skype, but try making a call when you're at the park, on the golf course, or driving in your car.

    If it works, then it's a phone and you win the thread.
     
  10. k4show thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm a student so most of the time I'm at my friends house, home or school. All 3 have wifi, as do most stores I go to.
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    You understand that you have to be logged into Skype in order to receive a call, don't you? If you let the touch go to sleep, you won't be logged in anymore. Plus, if you keep the touch on all the time, it will drain the battery really quickly.

    Email would be more reliable.
     
  12. HudsonsHalfHour macrumors member

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    thats anoying, is there a way round the skype app not working when the ipod is asleep? I would like to be able to receive a call without having to arrange a specific time before hand!
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    Yes there is:

    It's called buying an iPhone.

    If you want your iPod touch to be an iPhone that badly, then buy an iPhone.
     
  14. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    CMON MAN!!!!!! THE OP is a newbie!!!!!! he doesn't know!!!!:p:p:p:p:p:D:D LOL

    i have almost accomplished this in a way...

    at my university

    we have wi-fi and i have been in a park before and received wi-fi!

    i have been inside my car, in a parking lot near the university and received wi-fi!

    idk about the golf course, but i have been in a soccer field. hahaha
     
  15. Surely Guest

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    I guess you don't need that Blackberry Curve then.
     
  16. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    have you found wi-fi at the I-5 or 1-15 to vegas from LA?

    i think i'll still keep my blackberry. thank you.:p:rolleyes:
     
  17. HudsonsHalfHour macrumors member

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    i want it so bad, you have no idea. anyway, there is a way to do it if I jailbreak it, a little research saved me buying a 2 year contract as I'm usually always close to wi-fi.
     
  18. UniPro macrumors regular

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    A bit off topic so please excuse me, but I just had to say something. I stumbled upon this thread just in passing and was shocked and happy to see someone from UCI on here. Hahaha. I'm proud of you leomac for putting that in your sig. LOL. Zot, zot!!
     
  19. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    OMG!!!! ZOT ZOT ZOT ALL THE WAY YO!!!!!!!!

    hahahaha:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

    GO UC IRVINE ANTEATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:apple:
     

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