iBTPhone Pairs iPad Or iPod Touch With Any Bluetooth Feature Phone To Make Calls, Send Texts [Cydia]

Do you have an iPod Touch and an outdated “feature phone”? Want to send real text messages from your iPad without paying monthly costs to another third party service? Don’t you wish you could just use your old cellphone to tunnel calls to your other devices?

The Tweak: iBTPhone is a utility that allows the WiFi iPad or an iPod Touch to make calls through a Bluetooth connection to another phone. The utility can pair with any phone that supports the Bluetooth PAN and HFP protocols, in effect turning your device into a Bluetooth receiver for your phone.

iBTPhone iOS

Connecting to my phone via iBTPhone. Realistically, the iPhone isn’t the best choice.

The app has five screens. “Favorites” allows the iBTPhone to pair with a phone over Bluetooth, while Recents, Contacts, Keypads, and Messages each describe their own features. While the app does support the iPad, it runs like an iPhone app with FullForce installed.

Caveats: Some of the interface elements in the app don’t work correctly. The keypad app will display “iBTPhone Connected” regardless of whether Bluetooth is even on. The demo version of iBTPhone crashes whenever I attempted to make a call or send a text, which may be its design, but it doesn’t give me confidence in the full app.

iBTPhone Cydia Tweak

Displays ‘Connected’ regardless of whether Bluetooth is enabled.

Where to find: iBTPhone can be found in the BigBoss repository on Cydia. iBTPhone is a paid app, at $9.80, but if you want to make sure your phone is compatible with the software there is a free demo version with limited functionality. While you might be better off with an iPhone, this may be a good stopgap solution for those of us who are tired of dealing with useless ‘feature’ phones.

Would you use iBTPhone over third party messaging plans, like through Skype or BiteSMS? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Poppin Law

    It seems like doesn’t work on Android devices(Android 2.3.7).What’s the problem?or China Telecom is not supported?I had another try on Nokia 5235(China Mobile),Congrats,it worked.But i still wonder why android devices couldn’t work!

  • ruslas

    It looks like solution for iPhone – baseband 04.12.01 unlocking, am i right?

  • Marcelo Krause

    didn´t work on my ipod or ipad. I tried to connect to sangsung’s phones, iphone and blackberry…. I alredy used the Gmate that works perfectly.

  • Neil

    iBtPhone is based on apple native bluetooth stack, if you installed the third party bluetooth stack, it could not work.

  • GIRG

    Doesn’t work on any phone! It’s a rip off! and the guy wont reply to emails!

  • GIRG

    no, it works the other way. using your ipad to use your phone. It won’t unlock! If that’s what you mean :D

  • Neil

    This app is based on iOS native Bluetooth. That is to say you could run this app without installing any 3rd party Bluetooth stack. You could use Sony-Ericsson t707 to have a test.