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Apps to make phone calls using the ipad?

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I have the new iPad wifi only & was wondering if there is an app that allows you to make free calls to any phone, like say a call a mobile phone or landline? I was without my phone today & was trying to find a way to call somebody from the iPad, only people I could contact was other iOS users using messages or FaceTime & people who use email via my mail app or via Skype but what I really wanted to do was call a mobile phone.
 
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Smooth65 said:
Try textnow, talkatone from the app store. Works great when without a phone!

Pretty sure I looked at that & it is only for US & Canada, I'm in the UK.
 

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Doesn't exist. There are plenty of voice over IP apps, but no one has any way to provide a free service from your iPad or iPhone into every paid network on the planet...
 

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reggieroo said:
I have the new iPad wifi only & was wondering if there is an app that allows you to make free calls to any phone, like say a call a mobile phone or landline? I was without my phone today & was trying to find a way to call somebody from the iPad, only people I could contact was other iOS users using messages or FaceTime & people who use email via my mail app or via Skype but what I really wanted to do was call a mobile phone.

Get Skype credit and you can call any phone you want.
 

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dhewson777 said:
Get Skype credit and you can call any phone you want.

And if your friends have Skype you can call them for free :)

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Looks as though it is Skype for now then, although I just tried a vid call with somebody & it was terrible. How do you add Skype credit, via credit card I assume & that I don't have.
 

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reggieroo said:
Looks as though it is Skype for now then, although I just tried a vid call with somebody & it was terrible. How do you add Skype credit, via credit card I assume & that I don't have.

You can pay using credit cards, debit card, PayPal or you can buy Skype vouchers from places like Sainsbury's - do an Internet search for Skype payment options and it shows you lots of ways to get credit.

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darkangelwitch said:
You can pay using credit cards, debit card, PayPal or you can buy Skype vouchers from places like Sainsbury's - do an Internet search for Skype payment options and it shows you lots of ways to get credit.

Dark Angelwitch (Surrey)

Well if you buy a voucher, that would be handy. I guess I could then get a small amount of credit for that odd time like the other day when I didn't have my phone & use Skype to call any phone.
 

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reggieroo said:
Well if you buy a voucher, that would be handy. I guess I could then get a small amount of credit for that odd time like the other day when I didn't have my phone & use Skype.

I only keep £10 credit at a time, covers for emergencies and see,s to last a long time LOL

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With Skype your credit is never lost as long as you send a text message or a phone call once every 180 days . I set a reminder and call myself if I haven't used it !
 

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With Skype your credit is never lost as long as you send a text message or a phone call once every 180 days . I set a reminder and call myself if I haven't used it !

Ooooo I didn't know that, now I know why my tender lasts so long :)

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Yptcn said:
With Skype your credit is never lost as long as you send a text message or a phone call once every 180 days . I set a reminder and call myself if I haven't used it !

Tptcn, thanks for that info- I just texted myself to keep the credit active.
 

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