Can I use my ipod touch as both a cheap contact to the us and within europe?
July 21, 2011 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Can I use my ipod touch for sms while living in the Netherlands?

So, I think I've rigged my ipod touch to serve as a phone to my friends and relatives in the U.S. (securing a US phone number using talktone and google voice.) My question is, can I also use it to text and call dutch phones? I do plan on getting a mobile phone once I arrive, but know that I'll probably be getting the cheapest plan possible. Is it reasonable to expect that I can figure out how to stretch my plan by using the touch for sms? Thanks for your help, I'm a technomoron.
posted by Lisitasan to Technology (5 answers total)
I think you can use Skype to do both Voice calls and SMS to real phones in the Netherlands.
posted by mary8nne at 8:58 AM on July 21, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks, mary8nne.
posted by Lisitasan at 9:28 AM on July 21, 2011

Best answer: You can also use Google Voice to do SMS directly from the iPod using your GV number. To use Skype I think you need a paid Skype account if you want to make calls to/from real phones.
posted by mskyle at 1:52 PM on July 21, 2011

I don't think you'll be able to text Dutch numbers from Google Voice. I've had very very spotty experience with receiving non-US (even Puerto Rican) text messages on my GV number.
posted by polexa at 7:20 PM on July 21, 2011

Response by poster: Ah, thank's polexa. I guess the jury's still out so I'll just see how it plays out.
posted by Lisitasan at 9:46 PM on July 21, 2011

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