iPad 2 how to use it as a cell phone?

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  1. tianicol

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    I just subscribed to T-mobile operator and got a sim card, installed in my iPad and found out there is not existing an application to can make phone calls. Does somebody know what to do. I have tried to read in Internet, everyone is offering some different application to be used, most of them not available. I will be really grateful is someone can help me, thank you in advance.
     
  2. DrHouse

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    Why not simply use Skype with a 30$/year plan for unlimited calls across America ?
    And with Ring2Skype, you can manage receiving calls for free from landline

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    You cannot use the iPad for phone call, you could use some other chat applications such as the Skype, tango, viber. You could also use the iMessage or FaceTime to contact the iDevices users.
     
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    You could also use talkatone application to call within the state unless you have a 3G or wifi
     
  5. tianicol

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    iPad has 3G, but I see still not ready to be used as phone. is this slot for sim card only providing you access to global Internet?? Really it is disappointing
     
  6. DrHouse

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    Disappointing? iPad was never advertised as a cell phone replacement... I'm curious, how did you assume that you could use the iPad as a cell phone?

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    Hahahha this is because I was always dreaming to have I-pad-phone 2, but serious they should put some efforts also in this direction, don't they?
     
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    It would look very stupid up against my ear...
     
  9. DrHouse

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    The iPad is pretty big to carry around as a cell phone... But as I said earlier, there is already tons of apps letting you do calls over VoIP like Skype. And basically, they are cheaper than a voice plan by itself. If Apple would make an iPod 3G, I would probably go that way since Skype provides an excellent service.

    My voice plan is around 50$ a month for 200 minutes, caller ID and SMS plan. A Skype account is 30$ a year, unlimited minutes and SMS at a really cheap rate. We don't have skypein in Canada but there are cheap solutions. No more long distance call, no more roaming incoming calls fees...

    I use Skype on my iPhone almost all the time to make outgoing calls, saving all my minutes for incoming calls. In the end, VoIP is way cheaper than a voice plan, unless you were lucky getting an unlimited voice plan.

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  10. david rodriguez

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    Magicjack is a free app free phone calls with number over wifi
     

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