This seems to be a terrific combination for turning the iPod Touch into a "phone" of sorts. It's not free, but it's relatively cheap in the US compared to an iPhone w/contract. Please Register or Log in to view images Please Register or Log in to view images Components $229: iPod Touch 4G 8GB $130: Virgin Mobile MiFi (Walmart sells 'em cheaper) $30: Moshi Moshi MM01h from Native Union $30: 12-Month SkypeOut Subscription $30: 12-Month Skype "Online Number" $0: Google Voice Number $40/mo. for the MiFi. Works great, uses Sprint's 3G coverage, which is practically everywhere in the US. Unlimited data, texting, and voice all work perfectly. + _______________________ First Year Total: $929 Annual Expenses After First Year: $540 Comparison $199: iPhone 4 16GB $1200/yr: AT&T Contract + _______________________ First Year Total: $1399 Annual Expenses After First Year: $1200 How It Works 1. Create Skype Account. 2. Buy $2.99/mo. SkypeOut plan for 12 months. 3. Get 50% off discount on "Online Number" with step 2. 4. Buy and set up Virgin Mobile's MiFi hotspot and connect to Touch. 5. Set up Google Voice to call your Skype number, receive free texts, act as Caller ID. 6. Determine best headset. Moshi Moshi, maybe Apple's earbud/mic set. I'll be testing this out for the next few days as a replacement for my cellphone. Folks so far have given me strange looks when I walk by talking on a retro telephone handset with a cord going into my pocket. But hey, dare to be different, right?