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05 Mar 2009

Fine article, Bob. I use a Windows smart phone with WiFi and do not have a networking plan (too pricey for me, as well).

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05 Mar 2009

Congrats Bob, and welcome to the world of those who refuse to pay ATT prices to use the iPhone.

My twin brother got me hooked on the Ipod Touch when he showed me the one he had purchased for his wife who doesn't get to use it much since he loves it more). Of course mine is the 1st generation, but it's a gem as far as I'm concerned.

I've told everyone who asks "what is it that you have, the iPhone," and I quickly state "no it's not, it's the Ipod Touch, the same thing just no phone that requires an expensive phone plan." I proceed to tell them it does everything I need... without the phone.

So easy to use and when I travel, no laptop or netbook to lug on my trip...for I get my e-mails at a Touch!

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05 Mar 2009

I'm ready to go with the iPod Touch but need to find out how to sync Lotus notes to the Touch calendar.

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05 Mar 2009

I couldn't agree with you more Bob... I refuse to pay almost double the cost just to have an iPhone. I've found that I can get a wifi signal just about 50% of the time, if not more, where ever I'm at with my iTouch. For the times I can't connect, its not a huge deal. I mean come on, where were we 20 years ago when we didn't even have cell phones... We survived!

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07 Mar 2009

My Palm T/X has WiFi, which is why I bought it in the first place. I have a Verizon family plan, as well, without a data plan (in fact, data is blocked on my family's phones) and an LG nV2, which I happen to love. So, I can connect to WiFi, get my email, etc. wherever WiFi is free and I have a phone that is perfect for me. No big deal carrying around both devices - I even have a separate MP3 player with a radio so I can listen to NPR.

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07 Mar 2009

Bob, I am also impressed with the IPod Touch. This little device is so powerful and user friendly, I decided to go buy a new Mac instead of a PC. I am very impressed with Apple- and I have been a PC user for over 20 years!

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15 Mar 2009

Apple would sell a ton more iphones if they didn't compel people to subscribe to AT&Ts pricey phone plans. I love Apple products but the iPhone is one I'll stay away from. It will be an iTouch for me.

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25 Mar 2009

I could have written this article myself. Except for the expensive pricing of the AT&T plans. Which I didn't even know about. AT&T service just doesn't work at my house well. In fact no one except Verizon does. I love my Itouch. I switched from the Palm to the Itouch. Couldn't be happier.

BTW, Bootch561, Notes will not sync. :( Nothings perfect I guess.

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25 Mar 2009

Hey Bob, I have a similar combination of a BlackBerry Curve and an Ipod Touch. One advantage of two devices is I can talk on the phone and email/text/surf simultaneously!

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25 Mar 2009

My wife gave me the 'funnest iPod ever' for Christmas. It is a blast. I like the apps that sync with Google calendar and email. I gave my wife the Kindle for Christmas and with the new Amazon app I can read the books on the iPod. The contacts list syncs with Microsoft Address books so they back up each other. I keep lists of important possessions and that can be backed up through email. So far I've used it for a lot of things except music. My wife's 10 year old Sony PDA is slowly giving up and after seeing what the touch can do she thinks it would be a good replacement for the PDA.

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26 Mar 2009

You may just as well get Nokia 5800.
Busically, it is like iPhone only the price two times smaller and there is no lock to a provider.

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09 Dec 2009

How can I move my contacts from my Voyager phone to my Ipod Touch 3G?

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06 Jan 2010

i'm doing exactly what you are with an Ipod Touch and a Verison cell.

differences ive seen from the Ipod Touch and IPhone are:

The Iphone has a built-in camera,
internet every place with a phone signal,
and a built in Microphone which even the larger Gigg Ipod touches also have (16g+ i believe.
The Ipod touch may only reach its full potential when in WIFI range but its worth not paying 1,000+ a year as apposed to a flat $200 for an 8gig Ipod touch with nearly all the same capabilities.

A good friend of mine has an Iphone, we have all of the same apps, accept for the camera app and Iphone built-in call and text.

He can record audio with his with the "Voice Memos" app and so can i but only with earphones W/ the built in mic (sold at the Apple store and Bestbuy)sold for about 25 to 30 dallors.

I can Make FREE calls when in WIFI range with the free "VoIP" app (you need earphones with built-in mic for this), I can send and receive FREE text messages with the free "textPlus" app.

He pays for internet, pays for calls, pays for texts.
I get them all for free when i have a WIFI signal.

Imagine what you could do with the extra $1000 you'd be saving by going with Itouch as apposed to the Iphone (right about now i feel sorry for the Iphone user for all the maney they could be saving.

Ill be swimming in a pool of Chocolate pudding with all the money im saving!
hmmm i there's probably an App for that on my Ipod touch. ;D

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24 Mar 2010

My dad got rid of my phone. So I just did what you did. I got the iPod Touch, so now, I pretty much have a phone, without the calling feature (which I barely used on my phone anyway), and my dad doesn't have a clue that I have a phone! I love the Touch. :)

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John K.
29 Apr 2010

Great article! I recently purchased an iPod Touch 32gb from my local Best Buy, purchased a great little LG slider (for calls, text, and pics) and down graded my smartphone plan to a reg plan with the least amount of mins (I hate talking on the phone but it is a necessary evil). Now I carry two devices, my iTouch and my phone, and I ended up shaving almost $100 off my cell phone bill!

And surfing on the web with wifi is so much more enjoyable than before with my smartphone and tower signal.

iPod Touch + dumbphone = wave of the future (no more smartphones and save money)

Thanks for the article.

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07 Jul 2010

hi, this may sound stupid, but is there a usb port in the ipod 32gb or higher? a friend said there might be, and if there is maybe I could plug a magic jack in it?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Even if there is/was a USB port, it wouldn't work.

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06 Nov 2010

Ok things changed a lot with Itouch 4.o. It has two cameras. You can get free phone number from Text free and text now. Unlimited free texting and your own number. THey even let you make almost free phone calls. THere are others like I call and second line. You just need apples little headphone with built in mic. Face time works great, so if your friends has Iphone 4 or Itouch4 you can make free video calls. The only limitation is still you rely on WIFI. I would say I can do a lot more done in my itouch than on my laptop. I have mutilingual keyboard, try hooking up to more keyboard in your laptop or buy stickers stick and peel it,. In Ipod it comes for free with just a touch of finger. It is truly magic gadget

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Murray Storm
08 Dec 2010

I have an IPhone that was a gift; it has no SIM card but it does give me lots of WiFi access at home, which is real good for an old retired guy.
Now I have discovered some APPS in the APPS store that will allow free out calls from my IPhone to all over the USA, but I need a SIM card. Where can I just acquire a SIM card w/o having to sign up to a phone service like ATT&T or any other server?
Thanx for your thoughts.

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Tom McCrea
31 Dec 2010

I have a 8 mb ipod touch and a set of ipod earbuds w/inline mic(apple). I have free)installed and all I have to do is bring up the keypad on screen,dial the number and I'm good to far free.Texting is also free. I understand that down the line that Ad's will be used to earn phone minutes but for now I am a freebe phonewise.

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03 Jan 2011

see, but here is the thing, Android systems are better, and very cool and updated every second, i suggest you try one, I lived with apple for 2 years and hated my life, and now I am on android systems and simply love it

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