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

hajime

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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
 

AppleRobert

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Nov 12, 2012
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Use Google Voice and/or Talkatone. Very simple
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.
 

1rottenapple

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Apr 21, 2004
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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.
 

Aaron from KY

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Aug 4, 2010
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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.
 
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