iPod Touch can be called a portable media player but it can do much more than being just a media player. iPod Touch is basically an iPhone, minus calling and texting functionalities. Those smart people out there who want to experience iPhone, without buying that expensive device can instead get the iPod Touch 4G. Yes, there are some features of iPhone which are not in iPod Touch like Siri, calling, texting, Dual-core A5 chip, etc. But those who are ok and can skip these features, then iPod Touch can be a lifesaver gadget for such people. So, how can one call with iPod Touch? The answer is simple, by using VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) applications. Read on to know how exactly this works.
How to Make Calls on iPod Touch
Calling from iPod Touch is possible with the help of an application like Viber. Viber lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone in the world, but the only condition is that the receiver must also have this application installed. Their official website claims it to be compatible with iPhone and Android phones, but this application is also compatible with iPod Touch.
Let’s see how this works. Install this Viber application on your iPod Touch and then register. After registering, you can start making calls or start texting. The person who you’re calling must also be online through this app. Basically its like a messenger, where both parties need to be online to communicate.
Users can use Wi-Fi to access this application. iPod Touch doesn’t have GPRS/Edge/3G, therefore Wi-Fi is what we can use.
Viber is a free app, that means you won’t need to shell out anything to try out this. Just ask the person, whom you’re going to call, to install this app. That’s all it takes to start making free international calls with iDevice.
- Free international calls and text messages to other Viber users using Wi-Fi
- Viber apps are available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android (Blackberry apps coming soon, as per official site)
- Call or text any Viber user, anywhere in the world for free
The plus point of using this app is that you don’t need to delve in complications, no two-year contract, no problem with network carriers, its just too simple in here. With this app, calls can be much cheaper, as we’ll just need to pay for the Wi-Fi (internet connection).
Making phone calls on iPod Touch with Skype
Are there any other applications for phone calls on iPod Touch? Yes, how can we forget Skype. With the help of this application, we can not only call users on Skype, but can also call on their phones. Let’s say there’s a person that doesn’t uses Skype, but by purchasing Skype credits, we can call such a person on his/her phone/cell number.
Like the desktop app, if the call receiver is also online with Skype, then you both can enjoy free calls, no boundary limits, no more shelling out even a penny.
So in the end you can choose any such useful app and start calling through iPod Touch. No more stupid contracts and other hassles, just use these free call apps for iPod Touch and have peace of mind.