Hacker adds free VoIP to iPhone and iPod Touch

The iPhone is probably one of the most useful gadgets you could ever put in your pocket: call your mates on it, text, surf the net, listen to music, w

The iPhone is probably one of the most useful gadgets you could ever put in your pocket: call your mates on it, text, surf the net, listen to music, watch videos, see into the future… OK, not that one. Now one US hacker has added free internet calls to the mix.

Mac forums are buzzing with news that a mystery hacker known only as eok, even to his mum, ported a DS VoIP app for use on iPhones and iPod Touches.

Since both Apple gadgets love Wi-Fi, in theory VoIP’s no problem for them both. It’ll be a while before we can download it and check it out on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but DS owners with a special memory card can try it out right now.

But wait! How can anyone talk on an iPod Touch? Good question. The plucky bunch of modders have come up with a mic add-on for the iPod Touch, giving it the power to do mighty new tasks. Like, record your voice and, uh, VoIP calls.

Leave it to hackers to bring the iPhone and iPod Touch kicking and screaming into 2008.

Still, free calls on an iPhone – that’s the sweetest sentence on the internet right now.

Essentials

iPhone VoIP app

Price: £Free

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