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Apple patent points to iPod-to-phone conversion

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2010, 21:07

An Apple patent app. refers to an 'accessory transceiver' that might make the iPod a fully functional phone...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

It's finally here!!! The ever elusive verizon iPhone is an iPod touch!!! Lolz

posted on 20 Sep 2010, 03:18

2. RobC (unregistered)

That's actually a pretty good idea... but how does it use the CDMA technology? Wouldn't a subscription service be required or is it like the Kindle's 3G service using Sprint's network? I'd love to walk into Sprint or VZW and say, "I need a voice plan for my iPod Touch," just to see their faces.

posted on 20 Sep 2010, 21:59

3. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)

it should be free. i would buy an iPod touch and this add-on thing.. then there you go! you have cell service.. (as long as you have wireless internet) I have been waiting and watching for a LONG time now.. the cell companies will have a downfall sooner or later.. all they will have is various internet services to keep them afloat. i had this feeling as soon as the first iPod touch hit the market. "watch, an app that is free of cost will soon be available and it will use open waves to make and receive calls, all free of charge." and thats the way it should be. i dont pay for television, just had to buy a converter box.. i dont pay for radio.. so why should i pay for cell service? same with internet. it should be a public service. as long as you can purchase a device to have it all on. heck, i have plenty of those. i have a bin full of phones.

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