Tablets are lighter weight and more fun than ever. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to make a call from iPad, instead of having to carry multiple devices everywhere? Fortunately - you guessed it - there’s an app for that!
Actually, there’s more than one. The iPad’s connectivity to the internet makes it the perfect device for VoIP calling, where calls from iPad and even to iPad can be initiated and received using an internet connection.
Apps for making Phone Calls from iPad
Skype: Skype contacts will automatically appear on your iPad when you sign in. Skype for iPad works over Wi-Fi or 3G (operator data charges may apply). You can use Skype for iPad to call anyone else on Skype, or sign up for a monthly subscription or credits to make cheap calls to landlines or mobiles from your iPad.
Viber: this app claims to help users "avoid mobile phone bill shock”, allowing calls and texts over a 3G or Wi-Fi Internet connection to other Viber users. Viber is now compatible with the iPad, and synchs with your mobile phone number and contact list to instantly show who already has Viber (network charges may apply)
ICall: This is the official Apple App for making phone calls from iPad - it's just 99 cents for the app, and you can get free ad-supported USA & Canadian calling. It also features paid plans and premium features for power users.
The Best App for Making Calls from iPad
The main drawbacks of iPad calling apps is that they are simply adaptations of mobile calling apps and not truly designed specifically for the iPad. This means many of the functions of the iPad are ignored! This brings us to our final app for iPad calling:
Rebtel: This app was developed specifically for use with the multi-functional iPad, featuring optimized navigation for both portrait and landscape view, higher resolution graphics and a new design. With Rebtel, calls flow effortlessly between WiFi and 3G, your iPhone address book integrates seamlessly, and you can call any other Rebtel equipped device for free - including Android phones, iPhones and even PCs.
Make your iPad the only device you’ll need by upgrading it to a phone as well as a tablet with an easy to use app that lets you make calls from iPad without hassle.