How to use your tablet as a phone

To make calls from a tablet, all you need is a good tablet phone app.

 

You can make phone calls and send texts with a tablet—even if it’s not connected to a cellular network. Just connect to Wi-Fi and use one of these apps to turn your tablet into a phone:

Verizon Messages

Verizon Messages comes pre-installed on Verizon Android™ tablets, so you don’t even need to download it. If you use HD Voice on your phone, you can connect your number to the Verizon Messages app on your tablet—your phone and tablet will ring simultaneously. You can even alternate between your phone and tablet during a call.

ooVoo

With ooVoo, you can use your tablet to connect with family and friends. The app’s video-chatting capabilities include making group calls with up to 12 people at once in a four-way display. Create video messages and share them on your profile page.

Tango

The Tango app is another great way to use your tablet as a phone. It’s easy to navigate and has a simple design. Tango lets you make high-quality voice and video calls, and you can even import Facebook® friends or your phone’s contacts and group them (family, friends, coworkers, etc.), so it’s easy to find everyone on your list.

Skype

You can use Skype for video and traditional calls, and to exchange instant messages, all from your tablet (or phone, desktop computer, TV or gaming console—Skype is compatible with them all).

Vonage Mobile®

Keep in touch with your international friends with Vonage Mobile, which lets you make voice and video calls on your tablet to fellow Vonage Mobile users throughout the world. Use group messaging and video chat.

Hangouts™ Dialer

Google’s Hangouts Dialer app lets you make and receive phone calls when you set up a Google Voice™ number.

 

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