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Tablet with sim card slot


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Initial post: Oct 12, 2011 3:03:57 PM PDT
Im looking for a tablet that I can put my sim card and be able to make and receive calls.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 7:52:20 PM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Given that your location is in Europe, I'd suggest the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. The European version has this function.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 2:11:04 AM PDT
oaktra says:
only the original Samsung Galaxy Tab(The European version) has this function ?is there any other brands for that kind of tabs?

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 9:35:33 AM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
No, it's not the only one. It's the only one I know of by name and is a quality product.

Posted on Oct 16, 2011 3:08:05 PM PDT
Abdul says:
new Galaxy Tab 10.1" 3G (SIM verison) should do it, but make sure it's the European version with unlocked SIM.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Gt-p7500-Wi-fi-Unlocked/dp/B00512GSBC/ref=cm_rdp_product

check with the seller

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011 10:08:04 PM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
I haven't heard of the 10" version being able to do this, even the Euro models.

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 11:14:37 AM PDT
why not use skype kind of applications to make calls for free... there is also new javascript application that lets you make calls for free. all you need is a browser and open this link. http://phono.com
I think this works with html5 browser only. just type the phone number in "Try It!" field and let it read the number then you can click to call and then you will see another option to hang up when the call is launched.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 11:16:43 AM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
True, one could use VOIP service on any tablet. One of the other forum goers mentioned Grove IP combined with Google Voice combined to make the tablet into a phone.

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 7:18:01 PM PDT
Dr. Kneegum says:
I want to buy Tablet Lenova Ideapad A1 in USA but i am not sure does it have sim card slot? How can i get the information about this pls

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 8:00:33 PM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Hello Rai,

No, it does not have a SIM slot.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2012 8:24:20 AM PDT
Julie says:
Dell Streak 5" and 7" has sim card slot and works with ATT sim cards.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 12:12:44 AM PDT
Charles Bee says:
Can the Galaxy tab 2 7' used as a cell phone?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 12:36:05 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 9:28:54 AM PDT
B. Marks says:
The Tab 2 doesn't have cell phone circuitry but it does have Wifi so if you're near a hotspot or have a portable hotspot you can use it with Skype or VOIP.

Barry

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 4:43:21 PM PDT
Some good news for Nexus 7 owners...

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Well, there is now an app in the market that does not require root to connect a USB Flash drive via USB OTG cable :Nexus Media Importer. You still require a USB OTG Cable which will cost you about $2 on eBay, you can then import and stream music, video and photos from a USB flash drive or SD card connected to your device running Android 3.2 and up.
Continued...
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Posted on Aug 22, 2012 3:58:06 PM PDT
I have a kindle fire that I use mostly for reading and web surfing.I'm also a amazon prime member.should I keep the fire,sell it and get a nexus 7,or keep it wait for kindle fire2 and then sell it,or just keep it?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 22, 2012 4:05:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 22, 2012 4:06:14 PM PDT
I would keep it until Amazon announce when a Fire mark11 is going to be released and more importantly what features it will come with.

If it cannot match the Nexus 7 or the other tablets out there at the time then ditch it and get the N7 or whatever is available at that time.

If you live outside the States do what I did and buy an Nexus 7 NOW!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 1:21:08 PM PDT
Onion Eaters says:
not as such. you can't put a sim card in and start making calls. however, there is skype, and there are apps available that will let you make phones within the US for free or a small monthly charge. maybe $10 or $15. i have the tab2 7 and i use an app called talkatone or talktone ??? don't have it with me now, sorry. and don't forget that you have to have a wifi connection for any of these to work. so your local mcdonalds would be ok, but not the bottom of the grand canyon. good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2012 4:07:14 PM PDT
Just to make it a bit clearer to Charles Bee. If you add money to your Skype account you can call any phone, home or cell at a far more reasonable rate than cell networks allow.

As you pointed out to him you must have an internet connection for Skype but the receiver does not.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 7:15:33 AM PDT
The Blu Studio 5.3 is a mini tablet - phone with double SIM Card with Android OS

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 12, 2012 7:44:41 AM PDT
C. Schmidt says:
Thank you Julie. Only the Dell Streak 5 offered voice service out of the box, and was considered a phone, not considered a tablet. Using today's terminology, it would be called a phablet. Variants of the Dell Streak 7 accepted SIM cards, but they did not offer phone service. The original Streak 7 was a T-Mobile, which when unlocked could be used on AT&T, but for data only, not for voice. Hacks had to be applied to get the cell service out. Generally, unless otherwise stated by the original poster, it is assumed that a desired feature is available out of the box, rather than requiring a hack.
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