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macrumors 604
Original poster
Jul 23, 2007
Hello, can I turn the cellular version of iPad Air and Mini Retina Display into a phone? If so, how to do it? Thanks


macrumors 603
Nov 12, 2012
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.


macrumors 601
Apr 21, 2004
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

macrumors member
Aug 4, 2010
Northern Kentucky
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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