Few questions about the iPad.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OllieDS, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. OllieDS macrumors member

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    Hi, I have a few questions about the iPad, any help would be appreciated:

    - Can I use iMessage on the iPad without having a mobile phone or mobile telephone number?

    - Can I use other clients like WhatsApp through the iPad without having a mobile phone or mobile telephone number?

    - Is it worth waiting for the new iPad or would it be ok and sensible to buy one within the next few weeks?

    Thanks
     
  2. zeetee96 macrumors member

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    iMessage, Yes, you can set messages to be received via your email address.

    Whatsapp - No. The apple store wont let you install it on the iPad (So i hear, i have no personal experience with whatsapp or similar clients)

    I bought my iPad 3 yesterday, at most, if the rumors are true in a couple of weeks we will have an iPad mini (unless thats what you want) and MAYBE an iPad with a new dock connector, but it will have no extra features. Like i said, i bought mine yesterday. I would say it is a great time to buy.
     
  3. OllieDS thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool, So my phone is in the last month of its contract, was thinking of just selling it and getting an iPad because I contract my friends through iMessage and through Facebook messages anyway so I could really manage without.
     
  4. zeetee96 macrumors member

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    I dont think I could live without a phone really... Just for that extra portability, the fact you can ring people on the go... The reason mobiles were invented :p

    It wouldnt have to be anything special though if you take your iPad to most places. I plan on using it to replace most of the things my laptop does, e-mails and everything else... I just wouldnt say it could replace my iPhone :) But then, thats just me!
     
  5. tann macrumors 68000

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    I don't know about Whatsapp but you can definitely use Kik on iPad.
     
  6. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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