How To: Make and Receive Phone Calls With Your iPad

How To: Make and Receive Phone Calls With Your iPad

Posted in How To, iPad on 04/01/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler

 

“While the iPad 2 is great for using Skype or FaceTime, or for chatting with your friends via iMessage or instant messaging, one feature that is notably missing is the ability to make phone calls. All is not lost, however – where there’s a will, there’s a way. GigaOM provides a clever tutorial on how to use Google Voice and a couple of iOS apps to replicate a phone connection, and allow you to make or receive calls directly from your iPad. Here’s how to make it work: Preparation In order to make this work, you’ll need the following: Google Voice account: Google Voice is a free service for all Google account users. If you’re not already using Google Voice, simply log in to your Google account, head to the Google Voice sign up page, and follow the steps to get your own Google Voice number. GV Connect: Google currently doesn’t offer an official Google Voice client for the iPad, but a third-party app…”

Here’s a very interesting article on how to make and receive telephone calls from your iPad.  I suspect this will work from an iPhone too as all the apps works on both the iPhone and iPad, but I haven’t yet tried it out for myself.  We make quite a few free calls within North America from our iPads but receiving calls as well should be quite useful.  Click on the above link to see the complete article and post back here if you can get it to work please.