Don’t get amazed, now we can call around the world from a device that isn’t a phone. Apple Inc’s iTunes store has few applications which can make this true, as long as we’re in a Wi-Fi hot spot.
These applications require the second-generation iPod Touch and are completely free to download, making calls to other people using these apps won’t cost you anything.
Truphone and Fring, are the two apps which will let us make free calls to Google Talk users and type instant messages to friends online. Both automatically queue up a list of buddies from different services we might have, including Gmail chat, AIM and MSN Messenger, once we log in.
Truphone has a pay feature which makes it a phone. TruPhone charges to make calls to landlines or regular cell phones, but generally at better rates than most wireless carriers. And it’s upfront about what we pay.
Fring uses a Skype account. The calls on these services sound pretty good, a little tinny but clearer than regular cell phone connection.
For all this we need Apple’s ear buds that have a tiny microphone on the back of the volume control along the cord or some other earphone or headphone with a speaker.
While the iPhone uses network providers wireless network to provide Internet access anywhere, on the iPod Touch we need to stick to Wi-Fi hot spots.