Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/04/ipod_truphone/
VoIP is coming to the iPod Touch
Is there nothing an Apple can't do?
VoIP provider Truphone has ported its VoIP client to the iPod Touch, enabling the music player to make free phone calls over Wi-Fi networks, but only to other Truphone users for the moment.
Truphone's iPhone application has been around for a while, enabling VoIP calls over Wi-Fi connections, but the application deliberately refuses to work over 3G networks. With the two devices being so closely related it's not surprising that the client has been ported to the iPod Touch.
For the moment the iPod Touch is limited to making calls to other Truphone or GoogleTalk subscribers, but the company promises that general calling and incoming calls are coming real soon now.
The Truphone application is free from the iTunes store, though users will probably want a microphone too. A mic will set you back £20 from the Apple store, but you can than start making calls as long as the Wi-Fi coverage lasts.
It's not clear how many iPod Touch users want to make phone calls on their device - one imagines such people would have bought an iPhone - but if you've got one and keep wishing it would make phone calls then it's your lucky day. ®