1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

can kitkat tablets be used as a phone to bluetooth?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Advait, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Advait

    Advait Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    I googled and searched these forums and didn't find an answer. Can a Kitkat tablet with 3G gsm sim card be used as a cell phone when paired with a standard bluetooth headset? Can the tablet receive calls from other cell phones?

    I know it can do voip calling, i.e. Skype, Google Voice, etc.

    Thanks, Cheers,

    Advait
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Depends of the tablet has a telephone app and if the cellular radio can do voice calls, some might be data only. Which particular tablet is it, because might be able to check with the manufacturer. Most tablets should be able to do VOIP calls, e.g. Skype or Google Voice, provided it has an Internet connection.
     
    Advait likes this.
  3. Advait

    Advait Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you mikedt for your reply. You seem to be saying that some Android tablets have cellular radios that can do voice calls. Is this a common feature of Android tablets that have cellular radios? Or is it rare and found in only a few tablets? Do you know which tablets have cellular radios that can do voice calls?

    For example, do you know if Samsung Android tablets with cellular radios have this feature?

    I'm doing this research for a friend who wants to make voice cellular calls on his tablet. He has not purchased yet.

    Kind Regards,

    Advait
     
  4. Divergent

    Divergent Well-Known Member

    Make sure you'll check this out, http://www.textplus.com/

    You can get a free number and can start with internet calling.
    Also i recommend the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 3G version.
     
    Advait likes this.
  5. Advait

    Advait Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Textplus looks really nice. I'll let my friend know about it. Also I did some more searching and found there are some tablets that do have voice call capability. I told my friend he has to specifically search for and ask for that feature.

    Thanks, Cheers,

    Advait
     
  6. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    The cellular radio isn't a standard feature. Some have it some don't. For example, Samsung sells different variants of the Tab 3, some are WiFi only, some have a phone app which basically just makes it an oversized phone. My Galaxy Tab Plus is basically an oversized Galaxy S2, and the Note 8.0 is an oversized Note 2 (unless you get the WiFi only version). If you get a tablet that's WiFi only, or 3G data only, then you can't make calls. If the tablet has a cellular radio, you can.
     
    Advait likes this.
  7. Advait

    Advait Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK, thanks. I'll tell my friend to look for a 3G tablet with a cellular radio that can do data and voice. It sounds like they're not too hard to find.

    Cheers,

    Advait
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - kitkat tablets used
  1. Wookbert
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    710
  2. jennymm
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    612
  3. FairyTalePink
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    399
  4. OhioGuy59
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    713
  5. Boowho
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    586
  6. Ron Miel
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    760
  7. LuckyBit33
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    2,083
  8. Palmerston
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    2,685
  9. willy macharia
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    2,200
  10. Sergei Drew
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    10,349

Share This Page

Loading...