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How do I get a phone number for an iTouch?

The iPod Touch can play music and videos, and with services like Google Voice, real phone and Skype, it can receive calls on your personal phone number. Truphone allows a series of links, like Google Voice number or a number of Tru obtained from the provider. Google Voice offers free phone and free calls from your device. Skype offers the ability to create an account and get an online number from Skype to make and receive phone calls.


Google Voice

1. Navigate to the "Google Voice" web page in Safari on your iPod.


2. Sign in with your Google Account or play "Create Account" and fill in your details and press "Accept. Create my account." You will receive an e-mail to the e-mail alternative for verification. Open the email and click the confirmation link to activate your Google account.


3. Touch "More" page of your destination account, followed by "More" and "Voice".


4. Touch "I want a new number" and enter your area code and / or phrase you want the word to your phone and tap "Search songs." The list of potential songs appears. In June 2011 a telephone number of Google Voice is free and so are conversations.


5. Touch the desired number and press "Continue". Enter a four-digit PIN to access voice mail. Provide an alternate number for verification and click "Continue". A PIN number will appear on the next page and your alternate phone starts ringing. Answer the call and enter the PIN number when prompted to activate your Google Voice number.


6. Open the App Store on iPod and type "Google Voice" in the search field. Press "Voice Search" and then "Install" to add the application to your device.


7. Open the "Google Voice" app and log in with your Google account. Google their number is added automatically and you will be able to make and receive phone calls.


Truphone

1. Open the App Store on iPod Touch and type "Truphone" in the search field.


2. Touch "Truphone for iPod" and then "Install" to download applications for the device.


3. Truphone tap the icon to open the program and press the "No Truphone Account" to create a new account.


4. Enter the account information you want and click "Create Account".


5. Open Safari on your iPod and go to 'Truphone' website and click on "My Account".


6. Touch "shop" on your landing page and click on account of the length of time you would like to keep your number of Tru and click "Buy".


Skype

1. Open Safari on your iPod and browse to the website of Skype.


2. Press "Features" and "Numbers Online" and "Get a line number." Log into your Skype account and hit the "Create Account" tab and enter your personal information to start using the service.


3. Tap the time you would like to keep your number and click "Buy an online number."


4. Select your online number from the list of numbers that appears. Enter the payment details on the next screen and click "Buy". Your payment is authorized and their number will be activated once the payment is approved.


5. Open the App Store on iPod and type "Skype" in the search field. Touch "Skype" and then "Install" to add the application to your device.


6. Open Skype and log into your account to access the function call.

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