How to make free calls VIA skype on ipod touch!

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  1. Psoul

    Psoul Member

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    First of all, you need a headphone mic to do this, and I think it still works in America...not sure... Also, on STEP 7, either dial +18003733411 or
    +1800-466-4411 or you can google some more to find out!

    Step 1
    First you'll want to download the Skype application from the App Store. To do this, open the App Store on your iPod touch. Now go to Search and type in "Skype". Then tap on the Skype icon. Tap the blue box that says "Free", then tap "Install". The App Store will ask you for your iTunes user name and password. Then Skype will start installing on to your iPod.

    Step 2
    Now open the Sype application by tapping on the Skype icon on your home screen.

    Step 3
    Tap on "Create Account" and you will see a message pop up. You have to accept it to proceed. Please read the message before deciding to accept or decline it.

    Step 4
    Now you can create your new account. Fill in your details as Skype asks for them. You will need to enter your name, a user name, a password, and your e-mail.

    Step 5
    Once you're done, you will be presented with the Skype application. With Skype you can IM, view moods, and call people though Skype's credit program. But this guide is going to show you how you can make calls without using the Skype credit program.

    Step 6
    Go into the "Call" tab or "Dial" tab which is found in the catagorey middle at the bottom.

    Step 7
    Now dial 1800FREE411 (+18003733411). OR dial +1800-466-4411
    Then tap the green "Call" button.

    Step 8
    An automated messaging system will come up. You will first hear some advertisements, usually for WalMart, that is how they can afford giving free calls.

    Step 9
    It will ask you a series of questions like if you are calling business, or residential, and also city and state. Then you can place you call to where ever you would like to call.

    There you go, free calls right from your iPod touch. Show it off to all of your friends. You'll never need to pay another cell phone bill.


    Tips & Warnings
    Remember that Skype is not intended to be used as an emergency phone.

    If you are using a jailbroken iPod touch and you are having problems with Skype crashing, go into Cydia and install the latest Mobile Substrate. This solves the problem Skype was having with the underlying iPod touch OS.

    Thanks,
    Psoul
  2. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Nice guide, I'll have to try it

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  3. msami4

    msami4 New Member

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    Thanks a ton, just checked and it actually works

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  4. thedj

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    It does not work in the UK?
  5. iPwn

    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    O. M. G. This should be stickied.
  6. yohanns23

    yohanns23 New Member

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    ahhh this was an old trick...the 1800free411 now has those ads ....earlier it was just plain and simple....no ads no waiting .....5 min free phone call to anywhere in the world using country code......but only for about 5 min.....then you can use another 5min almost unlimited times...
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    Lagunatic Active Member

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    Hey is there an Aussie one?
  8. klaus

    klaus New Member

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    will this work without the vocie controll app in your ipod (ipt 2g)
  9. msami4

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    If you can use Skype in your 2G then you can certainly do the trick.
  10. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Yes. You just need a microphone.

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