Using Skype on iPod touch, how do I get a mic?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by dingdongbubble, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    Hello everyone.

    Since I now have an iPod touch, I tried installing Skype but its not available in Canada, so I got Fring instead. Now I want to know will the in ear headphones bundled with the iPod touch work with fring? Do they have a mic built in?

    Secondly at my university there is a wifi connection in most places so if I got myself an unlimited US and Canada Skype plan worth $2.95, would it serve as a cheap alternative for general calling (like long and unnecessary calls to friends lol). I would use Fring on my iPod touch for it. oh and is incoming free on the Skype plan?
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    If I remember correctly, the headphones that come with the iPod touch have a mic already on them. You could use those headphones just like an iPhone user would wear them, which means -- yes, you could just use Skype or Fring anywhere you have wi-fi.
     
  3. thefatmould macrumors member

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    No the headphone does not have a mic. you can buy ones for it off the apple store. they are like the ones with the new shuffle
     
  4. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To use Skype on your iPod touch, you need the 2nd generation model; with that you need to buy headphones will mic, be it the iPhone headphones or the in-ear headphones.
     

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