Tablets as mobile phone

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Discussions' started by mariohere, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. mariohere

    mariohere Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Kingston, NY
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tablet
    Hello,
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" that I would like to use as a mobile phone. What are my options?
     
  2. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    Welcome to the forum

    You don't have any options to turn a non phone tablet into a phone, however there are some apps that will allow you to make some limited calls. Magicjack, Oovo, Google Talk and Skype are a few. Most require that the person on the other end also have the same app but you could pay Skype and then use it to call landlines.
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
  3. Frederuco

    Frederuco Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    502
    Trophy Points:
    314
    Location:
    /EARTH/USA/NC/
    Tablet / Device:
    ASUS TF101
    If you have a 3G tablet, you may be able to root and install the phone apk to make it work like a phone.

    I know you can make a 3G/4G iPad into an phone.

    But, you the speakers are not in the right place to use it other than on speaker phone, or with a set of headphones.
     
  4. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
  5. mariohere

    mariohere Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Kingston, NY
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tablet
    Is there anyway to do a conversion? I've heard of unlocking or jailbreaking. From what I have heard from Samsung the tablet has the capability to function as a phone, but is blocked by Verizon. Can you tell me anything about this?
     
  6. mariohere

    mariohere Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    Location:
    Kingston, NY
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tablet
    Sounds good. What are the steps to this process? will my Verizon phone number ring through?
     
  7. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,828
    Likes Received:
    1,389
    Trophy Points:
    655
    Location:
    Huntington WV
    Tablet / Device:
    Leagoo Lead 1 ZTE OPEN C, Coby 7065, Coby 8042, Coby 9740
    I don't know we are on Sprint, and my wife uses it not me.
     
  8. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
    I think you need to use grooveIP with an app like Google Voice. You can get a Google voice number and then use that to make calls on any carrier. Calling the Google Voice number can also ring your home phone or cell phone or any other number you put a forward to so that it becomes a sort of universal number reaching you on which ever device you have. You can also port an existing number to it if you want to keep a certain number. I believe there should be a thread if you search for grooveIP and google voice on this forum.

    JP
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012
    • Like Like x 4
  9. Frederuco

    Frederuco Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    502
    Trophy Points:
    314
    Location:
    /EARTH/USA/NC/
    Tablet / Device:
    ASUS TF101
    • Like Like x 4
  10. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    898
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Northern CA
    Tablet / Device:
    Nook Color, Nook Tablet 16GB, Vizio VTab, Nexus 7
  11. leeshor

    leeshor Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,331
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    700
    Location:
    Norcross, GA
    Tablet / Device:
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
    Well then, this will be the last time I try to answer this question. I'll just call JP and Frederuco. ;);)
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page