As the title suggests - I'm interested in exploring the possibility of buying an iPad and using it as my replacement for my iPhone. I'd like advice on whether people think it is possible or from people that have done it and it worked for them or if it didn't work for them. I love my iPhone - love it. But a few things that make me think about an ipad. I very rarely use it as a phone. I do not often call people, i get a huge amount of minutes and texts bundled each month in my tariff and i'd have thought i use only about 10%. However, it is data which I use a lot of. I'm a voracious reader of all types of news and content and while its fabulous being able to pull out my iphone and consume this content anywhere if i have spare minute reading on the smallish iphone 4S screen is a little cumbersome. Even if it is Retina! I do not play games on my iPhone. I don't play computer games at all on any system or console. The battery life on the iphone is a problem to me. As a heavy user of the touch display i find i get a lot less than a whole days usage and need to plug it in and charge during the day. I've never owned an ipad before although family members have them and i have used them. I think/imagine from my needs and habits would be suited to an ipad and as soon as the new models come out likely in 3Q i'll make a purchase. Money isn't an issue on this. Of course their is the cost of the product iPhone or/and iPad. But i'm not looking to give up my iphone because of the cost which is extremely manageable. Am i naive in thinking an ipad could replace my iPhone? Is the ipad (mini) a truly portable device? For staying in touch with people on the go I guess I would have iMessage and Skype. On the iphone i use Whats App for staying in touch with friends overseas (as its free). Is there a messaging app like this for the iPad? I guess i would have to also have a mobile phone too but i'm thinking i could have a phone which simply makes calls and sends texts which also has battery life for days. However, does this idea negate the usefulness of the iPhone as i would have to carry more than one/multiple products in my pocket/with me. The iphone solved that problem, would I feel like i was going back in time having to carry multiple products on me? I'm really keen to hear from other board members on this topic. If this question has been asked before please post links so i can check out what was asked. Or move this topic if its not in the correct category on the board. Thanks.