VoIP on your Apple iPod touch for $49.99 (plus a little soldering)

Want VoIP for your Apple iPod touch?

Step 1: Buy a US$49.99 Macally iVoiceIII microphone for iPod and warm up your soldering iron (you solder one wire onto the microphone’s circuit board; there’s no iPod touch soldering involved).

Then, just follow rob.tc’s simple instructions here.

You’ll also need “SIP/VOIP Application for the iPod touch” which can be found here. Read the FAQ here. This does require the need to jailbreak the iPod touch.

Direct link via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmUPRrrxoVc


  1. You don’t get an echo, unless you are in the same room as the person you are calling. Kinda dumb if you are in the same room. You should just talk louder!!
    The delay is only noticeable if you happen to be calling someone in the same room. (see above)
    You only have to make a solder connection to mic. Not the i-phone.

    All in all, it’s kind of a cool excercise.

  2. @mr_matalino: Let’s see $50 + 2 year contract ($1200 and up) + service with 1 provider in each of 4 countries only vs. a $50 microphone and a little work and no contract and works in any country with internet access.

    Then again I own an iPhone.

  3. So much fun. Kinda reminds me of the days when you up the clock speeds on the first PowerPC 6100’s by inserting a clothespin type device on the logic board, then inserting a little fan on top of the cpu to keep it cool. Didn’t void the warranty, but it was a fun little project to do.

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