I don't have an Apple product 'yet' - but I may have an iPad tomorrow. I've been using the Samsung TAB 7, which I love, but Verizon pulled the SMS messaging out of the new 10.1 Tab. So, either way, I can't message/text from the iPad or the new Samsung. It's a big problem for me because I am mute and 50% blind, so texting is a big part of my life!! I am hoping that if I do buy the iPad, I'll be able to find some app that will allow me to text others using my 'real' phone number. A BIG problem. Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.