5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2010 8:20 AM by Mykll0
Rich Morey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi --

If I purchase an iPad with 3G can I use it as a cell phone with a blue tooth or other headset?

Thanks

Rich

PC, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,365 points)
    The iPad is not a cell phone and does not include cell phone capabilities.

    There is a Skype app available for the iPhone which should work with the iPad, but that is it in regards to having phone access with an iPad.
  • Rich Morey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi --

    Thanks for the quick reply. Its really too bad the iPad has no phone capabilities otherwise it would be the perfect all-in-one device for me.

    Rich
  • BruinToo Level 2 Level 2 (445 points)
    YES YOU CAN MAKE FREE PHONE CALLS WITH AN IPAD! Download the free app called Whistle (universal iPhone/iPad app) from iTunes. Works either in WiFi or 3G. There is a small ad before placing a call but is no biggie.
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Or you can just use Skype.
  • Mykll0 Level 2 Level 2 (255 points)
    I tried both Skype and Whistle.

    Skype -- Seems I can only make free Skype to Skype calls. Tried to call my own cell phone number and it wouldn't let me without wanting me to pay some money.

    Whistle -- Able to call any US number for free and get my own personal number without paying for anything.

    The iPad 3G does have regular cell phone capabilities, it is just our cell phone account only has the data plan activated, not regular cell phone usage. But, there are free apps to get around that.