The iPod Touch can be more than the oft-ignored stepbrother of the iPhone – with the right hacking touch, it can be a replacement for its much loved sibling.
CNN spotlights a man who uses a Touch as his phone, thus skirting costly voice charges from phone providers. He places calls with a Skype app, using a headset to make up for the device’s lack of a microphone and carries a credit card-sized MiFi gadget that hooks him up to cellular networks.
He tells CNN:
“My iPod Touch gets notifications, so I see the incoming messages immediately. It’s pretty easy to stay in touch.”
The man says his monthly bills for the setup run $40 – a trifle compared to what most iPhone owners pay to AT&T or will begin paying to Verizon next month.
What unconventional maneuvers do you use to cut down on cell phone bills?