1. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    So my friend bought an iPad Pro 9.7 inch in slate gray and an apple smart cover in the same color. He said he was considering getting the iPad with a Sim card so that he could use it as a phone. I told him as far as I know you have to connect it to your iPhone and then you can use it as a connected device only. But he insists that the guy at Costco said he could've used his iPad Pro independently, but how could that be? I never heard of this before and I know there are apps for the iPad to make calls if I'm not mistaken but who is correct here????

    he ended up not getting the Sim card available iPad Pro just the regular Wi-Fi, but we are still trying to figure out if it is possible to make calls with the iPad Pro without being connected to an iPhone?
    05-20-2017 07:46 PM
  2. knotsure's Avatar
    Not "calls" with an independent number. I am sure there is a way to make calls but not in the traditional sense. You can get lte enabled iPad pro for independent data use.
    05-20-2017 07:52 PM
  3. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    Not "calls" with an independent number. I am sure there is a way to make calls but not in the traditional sense. You can get lte enabled iPad pro for independent data use.
    Well yes there is always Skype and Facebook or WhatsApp calls through Wi-Fi but I'm talking about normal phone calls through cellular data without an iPhone present, and I don't think you can do that correct?
    05-20-2017 07:53 PM
  4. knotsure's Avatar
    No.
    Although my wife's iPad had a phone number when it was active I think that was solely for the lte data access and billing , not phone calls.
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    05-20-2017 08:20 PM
  5. paul needhamUK's Avatar
    Only VOIP calls as far as I'm aware the sim iPad allowing to use cellular data. I'm wanting the Google voice service here in the U.K. to link my mobile number to google's voice service.
    anon(9721108) likes this.
    05-21-2017 01:32 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have a cellular iPad Pro through Verizon. It has a phone number assigned to it but it cannot be used to make traditional phone calls. Just as @knotsure said it's for data access and billing only.
    knotsure and anon(9721108) like this.
    05-21-2017 06:21 AM
  7. anon(9721108)'s Avatar
    I have a cellular iPad Pro through Verizon. It has a phone number assigned to it but it cannot be used to make traditional phone calls. Just as @knotsure said it's for data access and billing only.
    Roger that
    05-21-2017 10:53 AM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    VoIP only, such as Skype, Google Hangouts/Google Voice, Whatsapp, BBM, etc most of which DO allow you to reach regular phones often with a fee. Although platform to platform is almost always free, such as Skype user to Skype user. He will also be able to use Facetime to video chat with other Apple product users.
    anon(9721108) likes this.
    05-22-2017 10:17 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    VoIP only, such as Skype, Google Hangouts/Google Voice, Whatsapp, BBM, etc most of which DO allow you to reach regular phones often with a fee. Although platform to platform is almost always free, such as Skype user to Skype user. He will also be able to use Facetime to video chat with other Apple product users.
    Or Facetime audio without the video.
    pkcable and anon(9721108) like this.
    05-22-2017 12:12 PM

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