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    Ipad as phone?

    Hi i have the ipad 32GB wifi + 3G prorded. Can you use the Ipad with 3G as a phone as well?. If you can use it has a phone im going to do a trigger happy TV 21st century style lol.

    Im not bothered if you carnt use it as a phone but it be a bonus if you could.

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    The iPad + 3G only has a data connection, no SMS, MMS or Voice access. You can however use SKYPE on the iPad, and it works just fine.



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    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype/id304878510?mt=8

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    "whistle phone" (in the apple app store) seems to be "the app" for free WiFi, or 3G calls on the iPad. I have not tried it though.
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    Just downloaded the whistle phone app and signed up.tried a few test calls and it seems to work fine. You do have to sit through a few seconds of ads but it's free so I think it is worth it. iPad wifi no 3G

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    Have been playing around with it for a while and an FYI the app needs to be open to receive a call. Might be obvious but I was hoping that somehow it might notify you otherwise.

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    I also just got it and made an out-going call and got a couple of calls on it. It's great to have this ability on the iPad...it's so modern!

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    How safe is this APP to use and sign up?.

    Ive seen a couple of youtube vids and it does look awsome but was wondering what infomation you need to give out etc?.

    thanks.

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    I don't remember giving them anything more than basic sign-up info. (You know you can always make stuff up, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rowan View Post
    I don't remember giving them anything more than basic sign-up info. (You know you can always make stuff up, right?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by H2oski View Post
    Just downloaded the whistle phone app and signed up.tried a few test calls and it seems to work fine. You do have to sit through a few seconds of ads but it's free so I think it is worth it. iPad wifi no 3G
    same here, been using for a week or so now, daughter lives in florida, wife talks to other daughter in chicago last night on home phone, she called in on home phone, wife let me know and i called her in florida on ipad whistle app, she kept chatting on home phone to chicago, a great additon to my ipad, seeing as we have 4 grown kids all out of state or a long ways away


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