Make iPad mini Retina a real phone?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gregornz, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. gregornz macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to install the native ios phone app on a jailbroken 4G retina mini?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I don't know about that, but even on a non-jailbroken iPad you can make and receive phone calls with apps such as TextMe (link opens in App Store). Be aware that the reception doesn't work as well as the iPhone, so you may get more calls broken up, harder to hear and be heard, etc. As long as you have a good connection, it works well.
     
  3. gregornz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Right now I use a galaxy tab 7.7, which is legitimately a phone and tablet.

    I want to 'upgrade' to the mini, but I also want to keep my cellular phone number. I figure I could just jailbreak the ipad, install the ios phone app, insert my sim card, and good to go?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That won't work. For one thing, the Galaxy uses a microSIM card and the iPad Mini uses a nanoSIM card, so it won't fit.
     
  5. gregornz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, but changing the sim card is no big problem.

    I'm interested in whether it is possible or not to run that native phone app on an ipad.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I seriously doubt it.
     

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