All iPads How to turn the cellular version of iPad Air and Mini Retina Display into a phone?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68040

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    Hello, can I turn the cellular version of iPad Air and Mini Retina Display into a phone? If so, how to do it? Thanks
     
  2. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Use Google Voice and/or Talkatone. Very simple
     
  3. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I have no contract smartphones and haven't paid for service in years. This is a great way to go that you are suggesting and it has worked flawlessly for me. I don't do much calling anyways so why get stuck into a contract. If I have to have connection without wifi, I have a no contract hotspot for peanuts compared to a smartphone on a contract from a provider.
     
  4. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Talk atone is awesome! Way more useful then the regular google voice app. I Wish there was a way to remove adds with out subscribing monthly. Which is lame. Other wise very happy with it.
     
  5. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    You can make calls from google hangouts now too. I prefer first party solutions.
     
  6. Aaron from KY macrumors member

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    If you know other people with iOS 7 you could use Facetime Voice, to make voice only calls over Facetime. This turns the device into a phone, but only for people with Apple device using friends.
     
  7. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    Awesome tip. I didn't know that. Will have to try it out. Thanks!
     

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