People who have a second-generation iPod touch handheld computer can turn their device into an iPhone thanks to a free software download.
The software provided by Truphone works by routing calls over the internet through Wi-Fi. The company said the Truphone for iPod touch software allows users to make free calls to other iPod touch owners: no Sim, no contract, no money.
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Available from the company's website, users need a microphone adaptor to speak to other iPod touch owners, customers of Truphone's internet telephony service, and users of the Google Talk instant messaging service.
The software also allows users to:
- Send instant messages to Skype and MSN
- Call Skype users
- Call MSN users
- Check and set facilities for Twitter
- Check and set facilities for Facebook