iPad Mini with 4G LTE as an iPhone/smartphone replacement
I am REALLY thinking about getting an iPad Mini with 4G LTE (Verizon) and downloading a VoIP app (most likely talkatone) and using it as iPhone.
I would love to have an iPhone but it's just too much money. If I went with an iPhone from Verizon it will be about $90 a month, and that's not counting taxes or fees. When you add it all it's going to be about $100 a month, and that would only be for 1GB of data. That just way too much money.
If I went with an iPad Mini with 4G LTE, and it would only be $40 a month; and that would be for 4GB of data.
I do wear a sports jacket and the iPad Mini would fit in the pocket. Plus, I use a bluetooth headset; that way I wouldn't have to put the iPad Mini up to my hear to make a call.
Also, I am far sighted; so I have a really hard time seeing things up close on small screens.
Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas about this?
- 11-06-2012, 04:03 PM #2
- 11-06-2012, 05:03 PM #3
- 03-17-2013, 09:05 PM #4iPhone Nanite
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Re: iPad Mini with 4G LTE as an iPhone/smartphone replacement
I am using Talkatone with Verizon LTE, and it works great in the Miami area, very fast with good coverage. The only downside is that the Minis methods of alerting you to calls are not as robust as the iPhone's: No vibrator, and if you leave headphones plugged in you will not hear it ring. Also some times there seems to be a delay in receiving the calls through talkatone. I still have my Sprint iPhone that is integrated with Google voice and so when a call comes in on my Google voice number it rings on both devices, and the mini seems to get the call later by 20 seconds sometimes. Very occasionally it seems to miss a call entirely, although that might be from me turning the volume (and inadvertently the ringer) down. Also because I tend to use it most at home or work, or restaurants where there is wifi, it looks like I will come in under 1GB/Mo of the LTE!
BTW using it with a headset or as a speakerphone works just great.
- 03-18-2013, 10:45 PM #5
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