Buzz2Talk

Russell Beattie has found the coolest thing ever for the 3650: Buzz2Talk. It allows for Voice Over IP communications with the 3650. Why is this so cool? Well, at its most basic level, this means you can call anyone now, whether they be on a landline, on a cellphone, or on a computer, which isn’t really all that new, but it also means that you can make a data call on your cell phone and have it route the call to a long distance call overseas. Neat. Okay, but won’t the data throughput still cost you nearly as much as the long distance call would? Yes. Okay. That would be true. Unless you have a 3650 and a 12-inch, and have downloaded the Share2Blue2th scripts. If that’s the case, then if you are a little over your monthly minutes, or if you need to call your best friend who lives in Europe (sure you could use iChat), you can simply establish internet sharing from your computer to your 3650 and place the call using VoIP. That’s friggin’ cool! I’m going to start going through the necessary steps to try this all out… I’ll keep you posted…

UPDATE: Not as cool as I first thought. From Russell Beattie:

You hold down the joypad, talk, and it records your voice and then sends it as a package (it doesn’t seem to be streamed) to the recipient. It’s about 15-30 seconds from talk to receive in total. It works, but it’s definitely slow and not a replacement for the telephone.

Oh, well. I guess I’ll stick to iChat. I wonder if there is a way to make my 3650 the bluetooth speaker and mic for iChat. That is what I want…

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