I'd like to see an app that would allow telephone users to send a voice message to my iPad with immediate notification to me. Oh wait a minute, my mobile phone does that. Never mind.
Not suitable?? Please. What do you think the infamous forward-facing camera was going to do? Video conferencing is basically a phone call on your iPad. All I'm asking for is a little vision here, people. Sending and receiving email was pretty awesome, in 1995.You can send and receive email. What would you want with text and phone on a device not suitable for it?
Exactly. At&t customers would have their existing cellular account associated to both iPhone and iPad 3G (I may have wrongly assumed we all have iPhones). It's all the same to AT&T, right? It might actually create an incentive for non-ATT customers to switch.SMS would be useful, since that is a band distinct from IM. Phone? Not so much in a device that size, unless it seamlessly works with my existing voiceplan.
When I've got my headphones on and I'm browsing the internet/mail/apps on my iPad, it's just crying out for me to make a call or send a text. I'm not saying replace your phone, but it would be nice to have everything you need at home, on your iPad.
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Last edited by travroy; 05-02-2010 at 09:17 PM.
In general, and specifically during emergencies, texting is vastly more reliable than cell calls. A text will get through faster and more reliably than a cellular call.
It appears that The Development team has jailbroken the 3G and hacked it to send text with a T-Mobile SIM. It also appears AT&T included SIMs are locked out from text/voice, even if jailbroken.
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Please don't tell a user he shouldnt want what he wants. I want an ipad that can handle a simple voice communication, make a call, send a text. If it turns out I feel like a dork using it that way... I'll get psychotherapy.
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Regarding your specific reply to this very old thread....be aware that when this thread started, the iPad was only two months old! Most of the people participating in the thread are long gone or banned. In addition, the original iPad did not have cameras--not until iPad2--introduced in 2011. The most recent iPad version and the iPad2 all have cameras. Both vintages have the ability to make Skype, iMessage, Google Talk conversations. You still cannot make an outgoing call like you would on a telephone, but with Skype or other apps on your iPad you can take a video call.
In the two years that iPads have been around, the technology is getting closer to the idea of being an all purpose telecommunications machine.
Disagree, but have you checked out google voice?Originally Posted by travroy
I would not buy an iPad if it had a phone in it.
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