iPad mini iPad as iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jinxednuance, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. jinxednuance macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    Is there a way to make your iPad mini function like an iPhone? My iPad mini has wifi + cellular capability so I was wondering if I can just put the nano sim and do some reconfiguration to have a phoning ability.

    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No, but there are some apps you can buy so you can talk on your iPad over IP. Some are free, some are paid apps, but I have seen it done.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    You can make a FaceTime audio only call to other OSX & iOS owners.

    Or you could use Skype or another similar app.

    But whatever you do make sure to use a mic or bluetooth ear piece, otherwise you will look a right wally!
     
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    well the ipad has no earpiece so you'd have to speak to people using a wired or a bluetooth headset. i guess you could use the speaker, but who would want to do that every single time? it's also further complicated from the fact that even though the ipad sim has a phone number attached to it, you can't receive calls or texts with that number. your best bet would be to use a combination of google voice and google hangouts. the former for text messages and checking voicemail, and the latter would be used to make and receive calls.

    so i guess it's possible, but it might be more trouble than it's worth.
     
  5. powerbooks macrumors regular

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    Try the app Talkatone (in couple with your Google voice account). I believe it works with iPad as long as you have a earphone with mic.
     
  6. Caithsith macrumors member

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    I use skype with paid account so i can do unlimited call on any phone (mobile and hard line) in my country for around 4$/month.
     
  7. doug in albq Suspended

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    Yes you can with Talkatone, and no, one does NOT need an earphone. use iPad as a speaker phone.
     
  8. McRumour macrumors member

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    It's brilliant.
    I actually downloaded it for use with my iPhone , in order to conserve my limited talk/text minutes....but then decided to try it on my iPad Mini, as well. A total delight.
    Calls are clear as a bell (provided you have a good wi-fi connection).
     

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