Making and receiving phone calls with ipad 3G
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Can the iPad 3G receive phone calls just like a regular phone? If it can, then I am thinking about getting rid of my phone and just use the iPad for calling and text. I barely use the phone/voice service, maybe 10 calls a week just about.
2 major questions:
I know that I am able to make calls using skype and similiar apps. How is the voice quality with verizon/AT&T 3G service? Do you think it's good enough to replace my phone?
If someone calls me, will my ipad ring or get a push notification?
Please give me some advice.
Last edited by Ajooba1982; 03-11-2011 at 04:53 AM.
03-10-2011 07:14 PM
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[QUOTE="Ajooba1982"]Check out this application on the App Store:
The iPad cannot make or receive calls or text messages *directly* like, for example, an iPhone can. Yes, by using Skype or other VOIP apps you are able to make calls indirectly, but that’s all. If you send a text message or try to ’phone the mobile number associated with your 3G SIM card in the iPad, that text or call will not be successful.
Originally Posted by Ajooba1982
If you try to switch to Skype, making calls would be fine, but receiving calls might prove problematic as reports from Skype users seem to suggest that you’d need to keep your iPad switched on at all times - i.e. calls would not be successfully received if your iPad was in ‘sleep’ mode.
I think most users have come to accept that the iPad is not a viable alternative to their iPhone.
I've called my ipad before with the number I.picked.from.my textfree with voice app by comapany "Pinger" they give u 10 mins call time but not sure how to get more.mins, either u buy more.mins or earn then sometimes, I text alot with u but hadent really looked into the calling thing much, just used about 8 mins of the 10 that came with it calling friends and playing
Originally Posted by Ajooba1982
(talkatone + google voice)..........I have tried several other phone apps for ipad and this one works the best. Even if your ipad is asleep, talkatone will "push" an incoming call.
I have considered dropping my phone carrier to use ipad exclusively but my only problem is that the ipad does not support bluetooth headset for communication purposes. If it did I would test it for a month and then make the switch if I was satisfied because i take the ipad with me almost everywhere. But without bluetooth capabilities its a bit impracticle for me....on the flip side a handsfree headset will work with the ipad as long as you dont mind having to plug it in every time you make a call if you dont want speakerphone
Thanx for your response.
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