Will an ipad replace an iphone?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ataboc, May 21, 2010.

  1. ataboc macrumors 6502

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    I'm thinking of purchasing an ipad.

    i don't really use the iphone too too much. Cell phones are not permitted at work. I use wi-fi to surf with my iphone all of the time.

    I use use the ipod aspect of the iphone in the car. and maps is nice every once and a while while out and about.

    Have any of you given up your iphone after your ipad purchase?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm one of the ones that actually use his iPhone as a phone.
     
  3. ataboc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i call people too.
     
  4. FWW macrumors regular

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    I carry a Blackberry supplied by my employer and use it for phone calls, now with my iPad, I have considered just canceling my personal line and retiring my iPhone.

    This will likely be tested once iPhone 4 is out.
     
  5. munkees macrumors 65816

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    I doubt, I have an iPhone, and will want to get the new iPhone. The iPad is just to big to replace my phone, that sits nicely in my pocket. however, I like the portability and screen size of the iPad.
     
  6. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    You can almost replace the phone completely with an ipad. The Whistle app gives you incoming and outgoing calls via sip, and works pretty nicely, they don't have bluetooth headset support yet but you can use a regular wired headset or just use the mic/speaker. Add google voice to this and it becomes that much better.

    The only thing missing is voicemail, but I'm still playing with google voice to see if I can get that to work. No I don't plan on giving up my iphone, I just like to tinker.
     
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    To quote Stephen Colbert "the iPad is just like the iPhone because you can't make calls with it."
     
  9. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    You would look pretty ridiculous putting the iPad up to the side of your face to place a call.
     
  10. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Seriously. I think I have seen a thread like this 3 times this week.

    When did iPad get calling capabilities???
     
  11. epi117 macrumors 6502

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    Same blackberry for work, ipad 64gig 3g with jailbreak, skype for calls i dont use my blackberry for...

    Sold 3gs month ago
     
  12. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    Something called Skype came out 4 years ago, perhaps you have heard of it.
     
  13. kenmarable macrumors member

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    It is replacing my need for getting an iPhone. Was planning on getting an iPhone this year, but am just getting an iPad instead and keeping my crappy ancient phone (which is about 90% pocket watch and 10% "I'm on my way home, honey, do we need milk?" device). Cheap cell and 3G iPad is a FAR better combo for me (function-wise and budget-wise) than an iPhone.
     

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