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Truphone turns iPod Touch into virtual phone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2008 1:03 User comments (4)

Truphone turns iPod Touch into virtual phone Truphone, a new freeware application for the iPod Touch, promises to use the media player's built in Wi-Fi to turn the device into a virtual mobile phone where owners can make phone calls using Skype.
Although you can currently only make calls to other iPod or iPhone users using the app, the developers say calls to landlines will be in place in the near future.

Geraldine Wilson, Truphone's CEO, added: "There are a slew of new features we're rolling out for the iPod Touch that will let users call landlines, Skype users or send instant messages. We're talking weeks, not months, before these go live."

"We've decided to focus on devices that are wi-fi enabled and have an apps-store. For the consumer, there has to be an easy way of downloading an application."

"Our focus on the consumer side - at least in the short term - is finding devices that fit that category,"
said Ms Wilson.

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4 user comments

17.12.2008 5:36

There is already an app from the app store that you can make calls from it using skype called fring. But your still going to need to get a mic before people can hear you .

28.12.2008 17:13

There is one application you have forgotten. Fring (www.fring.com) has been available for the iPod Touch for ages and enables ANY Voip (SIP) account to be used, as well as Skype, making it a virtual phone of choice. Unlike Truphone, fring is absolutely free and unlike Truphone already includes IM chatting (MSN, Yahoo, Googletalk, Jabber, etc) as well as a host of other free add-ons. Most users do not have any issues with the sound at all.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Dec 2008 @ 17:16

38.12.2008 21:03
gmontalc
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When the PSP is going to come out with something similar?
( iPSP..?)

48.12.2008 23:56

Originally posted by Discmania:
There is one application you have forgotten. Fring (www.fring.com) has been available for the iPod Touch for ages and enables ANY Voip (SIP) account to be used, as well as Skype, making it a virtual phone of choice. Unlike Truphone, fring is absolutely free and unlike Truphone already includes IM chatting (MSN, Yahoo, Googletalk, Jabber, etc) as well as a host of other free add-ons. Most users do not have any issues with the sound at all.
Nope no one forgot it. Was talked about in the first comment lol

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