VoIP software turns iPod Touch into a phone

Truphone has launched software for the iPod touch, a music player, which gives it some of the functions of a mobile phone.

The software is free although users need to set up a Truphone account and buy a microphone adaptor for the player.

Once installed the software enables iPod touch user to make free calls over WiFi connections to other iPod touch owners using the same software, to customers of Truphone’s Internet telephony service, and to users of the Google Talk instant messaging service.

The company says it will soon develop a way to use the software to make and receive calls to and from
landlines at low cost, as well as free calling and messaging to Skype and MSN users. Facilities to access Twitter and Facebook accounts are also in development.

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