no, it doesn't have phone capabilities. It takes half decent photos but not as good as camera or iphone. You can read email,check facebook,write some documents but the samsung is not a PC or MAC, no word, or excel. Just a $200 toy for a beginning tablet. It is WiFi capable,has a GPS but not a mobile GPS except within wifi range. Would I buy it again? Not sure to be truthful. It does do what I purchased it for but now that I have been using it for 6 months,I want MORE.MORE,MORE !!