DualIncomeNoDebt wrote:I don't see how iPad as a phone is going to work. First, you're going to have to carry around an iPad all day, sounds really lame. Second, you're going to need a 4G iPad, and pay for the monthly wireless connection, if you want it to operate as a phone. Third, I think you'll be limited to broadband services like Vonage or Skype; it would suck having to launch them every time you need to make a call. Finally, how are people going to call you? Are you going to keep the iPad on, powered, and with you all the time? Any one of these is enough to say it's not a good idea.
Actually, that's not correct. I'm able to use my iPad to make phone calls as well as video sessions without needing a 4G iPad. There are a number of programs that use google voice on a regular iPad to make phone calls whenever you're connected to the internet, including GV Phone, Talkatone, Google Voice and Hangouts. I'm able to call anywhere in the US and Canada for free, and if you're overseas, you can still call back to the US and Canada at no cost. In addition, you can make international calls for a small fee without having to sign up for an expensive foreign plan on your phone. And you can also use the included Facetime for phone and video calls to other Apple phones and iPads.