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    Erica Sadun reports that hacker eok has successfully ported SvSIP (a VOIP solution using the SIP protocol, written by Samuel) to the iPod Touch. This is a big step! Of course this means iPhone as well, if not with the exact same version, perhaps a slightly modified one.

    AT&T won't be too happy about this one... VOIP will allow unlimited calls while on WiFi. Of course, this is still in development, so a polished app is a bit off, depending on how quick they work on it, but this is a huge step.


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: VOIP on iPod Touch started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. bbplayer5's Avatar
      bbplayer5 -
      I didnt realize the ipod touch had a microphone.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      This app is from the same guy who created the amplified mic to plug in to the iPod Touch.

      http://touchmods.blog.com/
    1. karim7's Avatar
      karim7 -
      what does this mean?
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      VOIP is voice over IP, which means in this case that if you had it working on the iPod Touch with a mic that worked, you could make unlimited free calls whenever you were connected to a WiFi network.
    1. m203's Avatar
      m203 -
      Great News Much Respect To Any One Involved This Is Going To Be Revolutionary For The Iphone!
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Well i guess its a good thing im buying my girlfriend an ipod touch lol
    1. XvXCutsmanXvX's Avatar
      XvXCutsmanXvX -
      So basically once this is modded for the iphone, we could pretty much get free calls whenever were on wifi and not have to use our minutes?
    1. kowlier's Avatar
      kowlier -
      This is indeed great news, but if I am not mistaken, you can't really call anyone that isn't a VoIp user, right?
    1. Sadow's Avatar
      Sadow -
      WHooty WHoooo!!!!!!!!
    1. jmeelo's Avatar
      jmeelo -
      wow.... I use voip/sip as my home line which i paid $2.50 a month for (paid annually) through vbuzzer. I guess now when I'm on the go or travelling and I'm in a hotspot all I have to do is disable my PAP device at home and I can make/receive calls. Now that's pimp. Usually I disable my PAP device at home then use the vbuzzer client on my laptop to make and receive calls when I travel. I'm going to really enjoy this one

      Quote Originally Posted by kowlier View Post
      This is indeed great news, but if I am not mistaken, you can't really call anyone that isn't a VoIp user, right?
      sure you could! I do it all the time with my voip line at home.
    1. mugen's Avatar
      mugen -
      my friend uses Skype VOIP and she calls my cell phone from her desktop @ work... so you should be able to anywhere .. as long as you are in WIFI..
    1. iphonerox's Avatar
      iphonerox -
      i'm not too familiar with voip with phones. does this mean unlimited calling just in the nation or anywhere? i'm in seattle, and i racked up quite a bill calling to canada, would this voip be of any benefit? i made these calls at home and i have a wifi network at home.
    1. iphonerox's Avatar
      iphonerox -
      i'm not too familiar with voip with phones. does this mean unlimited calling just in the nation or anywhere? i'm in seattle, and i racked up quite a bill calling to canada, would this voip be of any benefit? i made these calls at home and i have a wifi network at home.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      VOIP would be to anywhere, yup.
    1. iphonerox's Avatar
      iphonerox -
      oh lord have mercy! proceeding to perform pelvic thrusts in my office chair.

      in that case, does tmobile offer a 100 minute plan, because thats all i would need, everywhere else i make calls, at home, at the gym, at work, in restaurants, they are all loaded with public accessible wifi

      *still thrusting the pelvic region as i'm typing this*
    1. jmeelo's Avatar
      jmeelo -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerox View Post
      i'm not too familiar with voip with phones. does this mean unlimited calling just in the nation or anywhere? i'm in seattle, and i racked up quite a bill calling to canada, would this voip be of any benefit? i made these calls at home and i have a wifi network at home.
      really depends on your providers rate. For me I have a 416 (toronto area code) number from vbuzzer. Let's say if I'm down in the US or elsewhere in the world for that matter. Any calls I make to Toronto are free of charge because it's considered a local call. I also have a special long distance rate for calls made in North America so that would apply.

      For you, if you call often to Canada (or a specific area code) get a voip telephone number for that area code. That way any number you call with the same area code is considered local and free.
    1. jmeelo's Avatar
      jmeelo -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerox View Post
      i'm not too familiar with voip with phones. does this mean unlimited calling just in the nation or anywhere? i'm in seattle, and i racked up quite a bill calling to canada, would this voip be of any benefit? i made these calls at home and i have a wifi network at home.
      really depends on your providers rate. For me I have a 416 (toronto area code) number from vbuzzer. Let's say if I'm down in the US or elsewhere in the world for that matter. Any calls I make to Toronto are free of charge because it's considered a local call. I also have a special long distance rate for calls made in North America so that would apply.

      For you, if you call often to Canada (or a specific area code) get a voip telephone number for that area code. That way any number you call with the same area code is considered local and free.
    1. Bad2049's Avatar
      Bad2049 -
      I'm really excited about this news. I hardly use any minutes within any given month so this is perfect. I hope this doesn't take more than a few weeks to complete.
    1. elfribo's Avatar
      elfribo -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerox View Post
      i'm not too familiar with voip with phones. does this mean unlimited calling just in the nation or anywhere? i'm in seattle, and i racked up quite a bill calling to canada, would this voip be of any benefit? i made these calls at home and i have a wifi network at home.
      VOIP works basically like a Telco land line, you pick up the phone and call anywhere in the world ( if you have an International calling plan) the average monthly service charge is 15$ and the calls because using the broadband cable rather than the standard Telco phone lines are much much cheaper, for 15$ you get 500 min a month domestic and per call International in the range of 4 to 26 cents with some countries like UK and Canada free ( they count toward domestic minutes), some are opting for a cell phone as home phone ( used at home or work) connecting through WIFI, but can be used only in proximity of the router provided by the carrier.
    1. mgarciap's Avatar
      mgarciap -
      that guy is like MacGyver!!! Seriously