iPad as a phone + AT&T service...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by boss1, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    A lot of ifs here but:

    If the iPad hardware is capable of acting like the iPhone ( has a mic, speaker, iPhone OS, SIM card ) (almost a certainty)

    If the iPad is jailbroken (doable)

    If a developer creates a phone app, that acts similar to iPhone Phone. (?)

    would you be able to take your device to an AT&T store and activate it with a minutes plan?
  2. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    They would not consider that a supported device.

    I wonder if my toaster oven could somehow be hacked, I want it to boil water...
  3. boss1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    AT&T seems to be a bit strict. There are a dozen 3rd party carriers that would jump at the chance.

    You can get your toaster to do that easy, not sure why you would want to do that though.

    If I could get my iPad to make calls, I would just use speaker phone or headsets and get rid of my iPhone that's costing me and additional $100 bucks a month.
  4. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    I think you've hit on the reason AT&T won't allow you to do this. ;)

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