Turn Your Apple iPad into an iPhone-Free!

Apple’s iPad can perform myriad of functions be it playing your media files, or surfing the web, or even reading a book. E-book reader application Catalog helps one to convert their iPad into a book. Book reading experience when using this application seems very realistic and easy. Only con is that it cannot be used to communicate with voice calls or text messages. Think again, Calling and sending text messages cannot be done through an iPad, but if one chooses applications with care and after little research one can get their iPad do even this task of communication.

General opinion about Apple tablet is, that it is of no use, when one wants to send SMS or place voice calls. That was before the new application were developed for iPad. The fact that one can make use of VoIP calls using 3G or more recent Wi-Fi is being used in the applications developed to give all round communication facility to iPad. By making use of these applications, one can send as many free text messages as possible. Speaking into the Tablet or trying to hear from it might seem very strange and funny in the beginning, but once you get used to it, you can flaunt it proudly to others that your iPad is now yourr iPhone too.

New application that allows you to place free calls is fring. This is basically an iPad application developed for additional communication convenience. Voice call quality is pretty acceptable and has option for social networking and compatibility with IM. This application is worthwhile to be downloaded.

Other call related application is Skype. This allows free calls between skype users. Skype 2.0 is for iPhone, but can be installed in iPad, if it has good 3G network. Signal needs to be very strong in order to use this application. There is some difficulty in receiving calls using this because it is not iOS-4 enabled.

textNow is latest application that provides the users with ability to send SMS’s. This is an iPad application and can be used for sending embedded photos. It is priced reasonably.

textPlus is another alternative application to textNow, who feel textNow is very costly.

truPhone application will turn your iPad into a smart phone except for messaging facility. It has IM compatibility and it basically uses VoIP for voice calls. If you can do with a decent iPad that has ability to place calls and have no text message needs, then you can get this application installed.

Choosing the application to be downloaded depends on the usage pattern of the user. If one does not mind paying when using textNow or textPlus then it is the best application for people with a fast finger for messaging. Fring is good when it comes to signal and can be installed to turn your iPad into a iPhone.

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