iPad Mini with phone

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    Does anyone know if an iPad Mini with a phone (Blue Tooth or similar protocal to hear/talk) is being planned? I would really like to see that so I don't need to carry 2 different products to communicate and otherwise function.
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    As far as anyone has heard, there are no plans to add phone capability to any iPad.
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    You should puchase iPhone if you want all the features in single device.
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    You can either carry around your iPhone with all your apps to it. You can also download a free texting/calling app called Text Me V2 to your iPad to turn it into a type of phone although Text Me does use Internet or data plan.
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    I don't know for sure, but this might work. I haven't tried it, but it worked on my PC. I had a blue tooth dongle in my PC and had a blue tooth ear piece in my ear and loaded up Skype on my PC. Skype recognized the blue tooth and I was able to make skype calls. Skype is available for the iPad and the iPad has blue tooth, so maybe it will act the same. I have an iPhone and I'm covered, so it's something I just don't have time to try.
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    Talkatone

    If you d/l Talkatone and use a Google voice number all free btw; now your ipad, ipod, or other device will have a cell connection. Granted mine is only wifi enabled but if you have one through your carrier you could use it as a phone.
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    I just tried this and it works. The audio quality is a bit rough, but you can buy a subscription to make it better.

    One thing I didn't like was that now my google voice number doesn't ring all of my phones. I kind of used this as my caller ID. Now only my talkatone rings on my iPad. So I think I'll try to remove to see if google voice goes back to the way it use to work. UPDATE: I was able to disconnect my main google number and reconnect it with another. I took awhile to discover it, because I needed to scroll a screen down further.
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    I have a skype phone number that I use with my ipad mini all the time. Mini can make and recieve calls just like a phone.
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