Turn ipad into a cell phone

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    Anyone interested in making calls on there ipad theres a app i been using call whistle or whistle phone you can make calls for free and it works damn good over wifi or 3g just thought ill share that with you guys it even assigns you your own personal phone #



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    When a VOIP app hits that uses 'push' update, I.E. wakes the iPad for an incoming call... I'll be a happy man. Until then, I'm unhappy. ;)

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    My coworker is using skype for ipad to make regular phone calls. I haven't used it yet, but he says it works great. No video obviously, but he was able to call all his friends last night and the call quality was excellent.
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    Is the using a bluetooth headset?
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    I'm using Fring+sipgate.com
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    I would need the multi tasking as well. I understand you've made it work - which is great - but what use is it if you're asked about an appointment or a piece of data that's on your iPad when you have to quit the call to get the data?
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    Nice find robb25j.

    I may switch from fring+sipgate.com to Whistle Phone and adding the local google voice number... :)
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    (Whistle phone) Not bad, had to listen to a short ad before it connected my outgoing call (3G) but the call quality seemed fine. Nice simple interface, looks like you can conference on the 2 lines, will have to try that and see how well that works.
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    Yea, I just need a app that supports SIP+PUSH. Maybe not Push, if I can background it. Might be something on cydia.
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    I agree with you but I don't want to use my iPad for a phone app unless I can multitask at the same time.. To me, what's the point? My cell phone does just fine and dandy
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    Awesome, im going to have to try this
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    You assume all of us have cell phone's. So for others this would be something we could use in a pinch. Of course you would need a blue-tooth adapter, unless you want to use speaker pad ;)
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    I'm interested in using my iPad as a phone. I'd love to point my G-Voice to it. But it's limited now. I cant LNP my existing busienss line to skype, it cant accept 'pushed' calls. Of course the first complaint (LNP) is a skype complaint, but push is massive for me. I'd like to wear a BT headset for music/phone. A comfortable headset that would receive calls even IF it powered down. ALSO, I need to run background 'things' while the phone call is going on.

    Give me that I'd shed my cellphone. In fact it's one of the reasons I got the pad. I'm waiting 'patiently'.
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    I use Skype on the laptop and iphone and its great. I recommend it
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    Whistlephone worked so so for me. It was garbled at times but crystal clear at other times. Good for emergency calls I guess. Thanks for the info!
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    Cathie my hope is that the iPad will be leveraged to better take advantage is VoIP and SIP binding! I have big hopes for OS 4.0 in this area. But the concept is proven, now on to better application!
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    Did everyone try to turn their macbooks into phones as well? If you need to make portable voice calls they invented something that caught on in the late 80's for that. They named it the cell phone.

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