Originally Posted by Baja_Brewer
I tend to get way into stuff like this... I make semi-complicated set-ups to save myself hassle... here's what I'd likely do. I'd get a VT google voice number, while keeping my skype number. I'd give that (google voice) number to people so they could call or text it while having all calls routed to my skype In too. The way google voice will be working is that you can set it to ring certain telephone numbers based on who is calling (its kinda like a routing service) After dropping my cell phone I'd get an iPod touch, since I'm always within wireless internet service at when at school/in my apt, on which I would set-up the Skype App, and get a plug-in microphone (do iPhone earbud microphones work on iPod touches?) or hopefully the new iPod touch will have a mic built in. Then whatever texts/calls I recieved I could manage and respond using that. After about 5 months of not paying cell phone bills, my iPod touch would be payed off, and I could continue to use my skype/google voice services ANYWHERE I receive WIFI, at school, in the US, w/e.
The iPod Touch does not
have a built in mic, but any headset or earbud/mic combo will work, as long as it just has the one input/output jack.
Also, you can get both the Skype app, and Textfree, which is an app that lets you send/recieve SMS messages without needing a cell number (works via email). As a handy bonus, you can get an app like Trillian that hooks into your internet text message accounts (Gmail Chat, Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ, etc...).
Yeah, I sort of love my iPod touch.