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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does Galaxy Tab 2 has a built-in phone app?

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I was wondering if the galaxy tab 2 has a built-in phone app like every smartphone, or the SIM is used only for mobile network. I am asking this because I have a galaxy tab 2 10.1 (P5100) , it's the 3g version (already has a SIM inside), and I was thinking that maybe my carrier installed their own ROM and removed the phone app?

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Old December 18th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What sort of phone App do you mean..?
Please elaborate.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm talking about the option to dial to other phones, can you make phone calls from it?
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Unless you Data plan includes "voice" you will have to load normal prepaid airtime if you want to use the telephone fuction
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Assuming I have "voice" in the data plan, should there be a Phone button like in my galaxy s3 or like in any smartphone to dial or there is no such a button on
Glaxy Tab 2 P-5100 and you should get it in other way?because I don't see that button, can you maybe upload a picture of it if it does exist?
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Assuming I have "voice" in the data plan, should there be a Phone button like in my galaxy s3 or like in any smartphone to dial or there is no such a button on
Glaxy Tab 2 P-5100 and you should get it in other way?because I don't see that button, can you maybe upload a picture of it if it does exist?
In applications select the "phone" icon. From there you will have the dailer pad
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PS to the above:

The phone app can also be accessed through the shortcut tab at the bottom of the screen
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Obviously there also is Skype, works but there are front/rear camera issue
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Thanks for replies, however,I am not talking about Skype, I am talking about a dialer to other phone numbers, does the P5100 has this option? you guys who own this tablet can call other phone numbers? because I can't see the dialer, that's why I started this topic, as I think my carrier installed their own ROM and removed it from some reason, so the main question is , is there a built in dialer like in phones, to call other phones, are you able to , for example , dial to a Samsung Galaxy 3 from your Galaxy Tab 2 P5100?
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Thanks for replies, however,I am not talking about Skype, I am talking about a dialer to other phone numbers, does the P5100 has this option? you guys who own this tablet can call other phone numbers? because I can't see the dialer, that's why I started this topic, as I think my carrier installed their own ROM and removed it from some reason, so the main question is , is there a built in dialer like in phones, to call other phones, are you able to , for example , dial to a Samsung Galaxy 3 from your Galaxy Tab 2 P5100?
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You haven't answered this but do you see a phone handset icon on the home screen or in the app drawer?


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Nope!I do not see the handset icon! I was right! the carrier did install their own rom rom and removed it! I think they did that because they would pay more taxes as you pay more taxes here when you import phone devices! I think I'm going to download 3rd party dialers from the Play Store. is it safe?any recommendation?
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Oh no, I've tried 3rd dialers apps but they say my device doesn't support phone, they completely removed this option!
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