1. Channan's Avatar
    Not weird. Wish they'd put a phone antenna in the Mini, so that I could just carry that and have a Bluetooth earpiece to talk on the phone.


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    Use Google Voice and Hangouts. You'll have a different number, but you can call and text through data. Completely free and you can even send/receive MMS and participate in group chats now. No other texting app does that.
    08-22-2015 01:13 PM
  2. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Of course it's fine. They are both devices for different kinds of uses. If you only had an iPad, then you couldn't make phone calls. And if you only had an iPhone then you couldn't utilize apps that need a bigger screen, whatever those are in your particular case.
    If my iPad could make phone calls independently on my iPad I wouldn't carry my iPhone at all. I would carry my iPad everywhere I went.


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    08-22-2015 04:33 PM
  3. nhlfreak9's Avatar
    Glad I'm not the only one. I carry around my laptop and iPad almost everywhere
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    08-22-2015 04:37 PM
  4. Channan's Avatar
    If my iPad could make phone calls independently on my iPad I wouldn't carry my iPhone at all. I would carry my iPad everywhere I went.


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    You can use data for that with Google Voice and Hangouts. I wouldn't recommend this as your primary phone if you're using T-Mobile (can't comment on Sprint) as their data network is frequently not reliable enough for VoIP where I've used it, but AT&T and especially Verizon handle this well. In fact, I cut my Verizon bill in half by "downgrading" to 30 anytime minutes and unlimited data for $45/month and solely relying on Hangouts for texting and calling people. It works exceptionally well.

    Unless you have unlimited data, texting and calling this way will obviously use up your data instead of minutes and texts, but you're far better off buying an extra GB or two of data to make up for the calls and texts you make and not paying for standard minutes and texting. 1GB of data should give you around 1500 minutes of VoIP calls through Hangouts, and texts use way less data. Google Voice/Hangouts even includes picture MMS and group texting now.
    08-25-2015 03:27 PM
  5. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    You can use data for that with Google Voice and Hangouts. I wouldn't recommend this as your primary phone if you're using T-Mobile (can't comment on Sprint) as their data network is frequently not reliable enough for VoIP where I've used it, but AT&T and especially Verizon handle this well. In fact, I cut my Verizon bill in half by "downgrading" to 30 anytime minutes and unlimited data for $45/month and solely relying on Hangouts for texting and calling people. It works exceptionally well.

    Unless you have unlimited data, texting and calling this way will obviously use up your data instead of minutes and texts, but you're far better off buying an extra GB or two of data to make up for the calls and texts you make and not paying for standard minutes and texting. 1GB of data should give you around 1500 minutes of VoIP calls through Hangouts, and texts use way less data. Google Voice/Hangouts even includes picture MMS and group texting now.
    My iPad isn't LTE capable. But what you proposed is a good idea. If I were able to carry just my iPad it would make things a lot easier for me. And I wouldn't feel the need to upgrade as much as I do.


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    08-26-2015 06:51 AM
  6. Channan's Avatar
    My iPad isn't LTE capable. But what you proposed is a good idea. If I were able to carry just my iPad it would make things a lot easier for me. And I wouldn't feel the need to upgrade as much as I do.


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    You use two iPads?
    08-26-2015 05:28 PM
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