We made some recommendations for you in our recent Homebrew Cookbook, but for those of you unfamiliar with the homebrew scene, actually putting these programs onto your DS can be a little intimidating. One of the more complex applications is SvSIP, which allows you to make and receive calls with your DS.
Fortunately, though, the folks over at Portable Video Gamer have made an easy-to-follow guide for installing and using SvSIP on your handheld. If you were too apprehensive to try it before, this guide will hold your hand through the process, so worry not.
While having phone capabilities on your DS is probably not a necessity (we're sure at least 95% of you have your own cell phones), it's still a fun prospect. Yet, ultimately, do you think it's worth the hassle?
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1-03-2008 @ 6:20PM
1-03-2008 @ 7:06PM
I did it, it's pretty neat but my friends couldnt hear me all to well, but I could hear them perfectly fine!
Took me about 7 minutes to do too :)
1-03-2008 @ 9:42PM
Evangelist Pinto said...
do u need to have an already existing phone number?
1-03-2008 @ 10:34PM
No; as long as you can play a DS game online, your DS will access info from your computer and will allow you to call any phone number. You do not need a phone or phone number of your own.
1-04-2008 @ 12:32AM
I would trade one device I pay for, to make calls, with multiple devices that let me communicate for free.
It's a trade off, and I'd put a little more effort in having free phone privileges at home on my PC, and on my DS Lite when I'm out 'n about.
To me, it's like writing a book. You put in a lot of work in the beginning, and benefit in the long run.
1-04-2008 @ 12:49AM
Also, what's your opinion on Raketu http://www.raketu.com/en/dialout-rates.php ?
1-04-2008 @ 2:19PM
I've loving how old this news is.
1-04-2008 @ 2:31PM
Candace Savino said...
It's a "how-to guide," not news. It's not even labeled as "news" under the category.