Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to garmor53)
No, the iPad is not a phone.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 3:53 PM (in response to garmor53)
The iPad merely uses the sim card to access the cell carriers data service for internet access, but those plans don't have voice services normally.
Even if they did, or if you had a sim card from a cell phone that could fit in the iPad, the iPad Os does not include a phone App that could take advantage of the voice service from the sim.