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Convert iPod Touch into iPhone

truphoneMany people who bought the iPod touch later regretted their decision as the iPhone, with similar performance but phone capabilities.  Fortunately a new piece of software has been released which comes at least some way to bridging the divide.

The Truphone currently only lets you ring other Truphone and Google talk users via a WiFi network. (So slightly more limited than an iPhone as you need an available connection)  This is all via VOIP so once you have converted your iPod Touch to an iPhone you will be able to make 100% free calls to other users Truphone.

Truphone have also announced that the app they have created to allow calls from an iPod Touch, will soon be able to make calls to landlines and mobiles, pricing structures are currently in discussion.

Truphone for the iPod Touch is free to download from the iTunes App Store and once you’ve installed it all you need to start making free calls on your iPod Touch is a headset with microphone and headphones, which you can buy at electronic retailers or the Apple Store.

Installation instruction for Truphone are given here.


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December 9, 2008 - Posted by | Apple, Gadgets, Technology | , , , ,


  1. why?

    If I cant call anybody (not just truphone users) its worthless.

    Comment by Paul John Creamer | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  2. how can we insert a sim card into the ipod after it has been converted into iphone….

    Comment by dt | August 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. How can i turn mi ipod touch info a phone

    Comment by Angel | December 17, 2009 | Reply

    • Hi Angel,

      You will have to go through the instructions given on the Truphone website.


      Comment by Anukul | December 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. It does work very nicely

    Comment by Anirudh | November 20, 2009 | Reply

    • @Anirudh : Thanks for your feedback.


      Comment by Anukul | November 20, 2009 | Reply

  5. There’s a better way to convert your iPod Touch to an iPhone.

    Free VOIP via iPhone/Ipod Touch (Jailbroken method)
    – Sign up for Google Voice (free)
    – Sign up for Gizmo5 at (free)
    – In Google Voice go to: Settings:
    +In Phones >> Add a forward call to your Gizmo5 phone number in Google Voice and place it under “Gizmo” instead of home/mobile/work
    +In calls >> Caller ID >> Turn on Display Caller’s number
    – In Gizmo5, disable all voicemail and sms services (we want Google Voice to handle them all)
    – In Gizmo5, go to Google Voice Tab and add/activate your Google Voice number
    – Download siphon via Cydia
    – Download backgrounder via Cydia
    – On iTouch go to: Settings >> Siphone >> Enter the following configuration data:
    +Your Gizmo5 username
    +Your password
    – Open up the backgrounder app and enable siphone to turn on in the background forever
    – For iPod touch users: Buy a headphone with a mic

    – Calls initiated through siphon app will route on behalf of Google Voice and are all free
    – Incoming calls will show up who is calling
    – Outcoming calls will show up your Google Voice number
    – ALL FREE

    Comment by Thien | October 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. this is madness,why would you wanna do that,well lets just solder a sim card onto it then

    Comment by trinidad | February 16, 2009 | Reply

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  8. That is an ingenious idea. It does have limited functionality though but at least you can get the voice functionality.

    Comment by Gerri - Show Me The Money | December 20, 2008 | Reply

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