VOIP calling ?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Boots-, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Boots- macrumors regular

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    If i get the new apple headphones (the one with the microphone and remoter thing) can I use that to make VOIP calls with something like fring? Also is there anything similar to these headphones that I can buy at a place like walmart ( headphones with built in mic) ?
     
  2. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    As I understand it, you can indeed use Fring to make Skype calls etc when using the Apple headset.

    But I too would like to know whether I can buy a cheap headset from the local electronics store and use that instead.
     
  3. Zapbranagan macrumors newbie

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    The apple headset will work. Just because it has a mic in the headset doesn't mean it will work. I found that out. I have the sennheiser mm50's, they work great.

    Yes you will need fring and if you have a skype account you can use that. I don't like Skype, I find the quality not that great. And cause I am in Canada I can't get a virtual number to receive calls. I set an account up with www.callwithus.com. I got a number and voicemail, it costs about 8 bucks a month. But it's handy for me cause I use my ipod touch mainly for my work.
     
  4. Boots- thread starter macrumors regular

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    i too am in canada

    but does anyone else know where i can get cheap headphones with a mic?
     
  5. Zapbranagan macrumors newbie

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  6. Boots- thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone else?

    does anyone else have some cheap headphone+mic combos that work?
     
  7. larock macrumors member

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    I paid less the $10 for the Philips Headphone connector for iPhone (at Target in California). It has a micophone and I plugged my headphone into it and was able to make a Skype call through Fring on my 2G iPod Touch. Very cool.
     
  8. Boots- thread starter macrumors regular

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    can you purchase this at walmart (seeing as how i live in canada) or something similar. This is what i am looking for
     
  9. btija macrumors newbie

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    Will fring and skype work with a ipod touch gen 1?:eek:
     
  10. Boots- thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't think it will because i don't think that it has a microphone input

    it doesn't hurt to try it out tho
     

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