Carrier ATT iPad cellular chip question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bniu, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    So the ATT ipad has LTE/HSPA chips built in, and as we all know, we get an att phone number for the data only line. I'm curious as to since the ipad has those chips, is it technically capable of connecting to the phone networks and do actual voice calls hardware wise? I know software wise, Apple doesn't have a native phone app for iPad, but my focus is only on the hardware.

    With iOS 8 continuity, I know there's some forwarding stuff, but I really wish I could have all calls to my cell routed to both my cell and iPad, so that I can just answer on whichever device I have handy and not have to worry about the devices both being on the same wifi network. Even better, if I break my iPhone, it'd be sweet if my ipad could stand in as a cell phone in the meantime.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Yes, with the proper software a cellular iPad can do everything an iPhone can do, cellular-wise. Years ago, there was a port of the phone app to the iPad 1. It worked well, but was clunky to use.

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