iPod Touch as a Cheap, Portable, WIFI Phone? Or an Expensive Headache?

Today I want your feed back!
Would you recommend a company use WIFI iPod Touch's as a portable phones?

Some requirements:
-Approximately 50 units in the same network
-Over a 1500 x 1500 foot property, with multiple buildings, parking lots, etc.

If you would recommend it--
what iPod SIP client would you recommend?
Any ruggedizing equipment?
Roaming issues?
Have you done this before? ;-)

If you would not recommend it, what would you recommend?
Thanks for the feedback via comments! Please comment below.


  1. * Bria iPhone Edition
    * Ruggedize with OtterBox if necessary
    * Have good Wi-Fi infrastructure if you don't want roaming issues

  2. Hey Jamie,

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Have you ever done this in a live environment? I'm really curious all the "unknowns" of using the ipod day to day, wifi issues even with rock solid cisco, etc.


  3. I dropped a mail to on 11/3. My contact info is in there. Give me a call if you want to discuss.