Could I make a call using iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by susja, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. susja

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    Hello.
    I am just wondering if I could make a regular phone call from my iPad. I know that I could use FaceTime but most of my friends are not using Apple devices.
    I know that I could use Skype to place a call but it's not free :)
    Could I use Google voice or any other voice over ip app to make a call?
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  2. sjleworthy

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    Regular as in to a normal land line or mobile? Not for free no.

    Skype does cost as you say, but their prices are sooooo much cheaper than normal phone prices.
     
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    I used Talkatone when I was in Spain to make calls to US phone numbers over WiFi. The sound was good and I had no problems. All the calls were free. You just need to set up a gmail account(free).
     
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    Well it looks that are absolutely right and using Talkatone allowed me to place a call. I am not sure how it could make international call .... So I bought GC I.e. Google Connect which use Google voice account and now I could place call directly from GC which uses Google voice and Talkatone.
    Thanks a lot for a great suggestion.
     
  5. Diane B

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    Unfortunately Whistle now went pay (though cheap) this month, or end of month. Up until then I could make a free call using that app to anywhere in US on my Ipad 1--and now on Ipad 3. Too bad, it was handy. I do have Verizon so guessiing I could since I do have a phone number but not sure--my last Ipad 1 was wifi only so haven't looked into it.

    I did find this so wonder if this is still possible.
    Your iPad’s a Telephone With Google Voice — Apple News, Tips and Reviews
     
  6. susja

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    This is exactly what I did :)
     
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    I've used Talkatone with my Google Voice account and I can tell you that it works fine.

    The only thing to remember is that if you turn off and turn on the iPad or remove Talkatone from the multi-task bar - you'll have to start it up again in order to receive calls. It's not like a phone where it'll automatically receive calls, the app has to be running in the background.

    Marilyn
     
  8. Pedro2nr

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    Try TextFree with voice + voicemail in the AppStore. They give you 10 minutes free but you can add minutes by either:
    *paying for the extra mintures
    *watching their videos and provides you with extra minutes.

    Also, other people can call your phone number and not effect the minutes.
    You can also text from it too.

    [​IMG]

    CHECK IT OUT
     
  9. bravo

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    Hello,
    You can made call , but only using Skype, and this call not free,
    You have to buy minutes first after that you able to make calls on mobile and land line numbers.
     
  10. susja

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    Well GV + Google voice + Talkatone works perfect for me.
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