3G on the Apple iPod touch made possible by the Sprint Peel case

3G on the Apple iPod touch made possible by the Sprint Peel case
A ZTE-made case for the iPod touch called Sprint Peel is making rounds at the FCC. The music player received an update to iOS 4, and this case is allowing it to connect to Sprint's 3G network to use its data services while on the go. Besides serving as a sleeve, it turns the iPod touch into a Wi-Fi hotspot as well.

There is no word on the pricing just yet, but it seems to be for the current iPod touch generation, judging from the headphone jack opening at the bottom. We will soon find out all about the Sprint Peel as it has already
received the FCC's nod of approval.


source: Intomobile










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9 Comments

1. der614

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

hmmm...makes me wonder......

2. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Effing love it!!! iPod touch + sprint + voip = iPhone on Sprint. Neat way to get around AT&T's exclusivity deal!!!

3. FreddyO76

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 2008

Ummm the Ipod touch already has iOS 4. Kinda makes me wonder about all these supposed facts.

4. breal525

Posts: 27; Member since: May 24, 2010

Pritty cool. I saw a similar thing on engadget that converts it to a phone over in Europe.

5. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

Thsi has got to be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I have already made a bastardized iPhone using an iPod touch and Verizon Mi-Fi 2200, but this is wayyyyy cooler.....

6. fishpower187

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 22, 2010

I mean, if using SKype, we're talking about unlimited EVERYTHING for what, $64.99/mo> ($59.99 for SPrint 3G svc + $5 for unlimited US/Canada Skype).

7. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

or 69.99 for a sprint 450 everything data plan and you don't have to deal w/ skype.... if the majority of your calls are US cel phones. that plan crushes for most people AND, if you're lucky enought to have an employer discount, it's even cheaper. btw, this article just made my day. ~ CTMQ (chuckling to myself quietly... i haven't LOL'ed in a while :::chuckle chuckle:::)

9. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

You must remember that the itouch is not a phone. I don't see how paying for 450 minutes would be useful on the itouch format, seeing as it doesn't have an ESN or even a place to put a SIM card. Sprint being CDMA couldn't give it a SIM card anyway. The internet case, however, is an awesome idea to get the itouch users onto thier network. Genius.

8. CrisTRON

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

how about when the new ipod touch comes out? they seem to bring a new one every September

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