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Topic # 142710 21-Mar-2014 13:19
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Random thoughts for a Friday.

I was going to buy a new phone and then thought how about a tablet instead?  

I don't do many voice calls, mainly communicate via facebook or whatsapp.
As I spend up to 2 hours commuting per day on a bus, a tablet would be good for:

Watching Movies
listening to music
surfing etc...

If I can do all this on a tablet then what do I need a phone for?  
Screen size on a phone is just too small for some of those tasks - I intend to get a tablet anyway so why not just ditch the phone at the same time?

Obviously the size of a tablet is an issue for some - but I don't mind it...
Can you get a 3g plan for a tablet that includes voice?

So, buying a tablet instead of a phone - have you thought about this before or have you done this already? 

Apart from the size and possibly lack of voice capability what other problems might there be with this idea?

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  Reply # 1010570 21-Mar-2014 13:21
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Galaxy Note 3?

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  Reply # 1010576 21-Mar-2014 13:24
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Not all tablets support voice, so make your choice wisely. Many of the Galaxy range do, but not all.

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  Reply # 1010586 21-Mar-2014 13:50
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I'm loving my android table PIPO M6 Pro

Recently had to go to Welly and it lasted me a day from 7 am to 10pm. I had 20% still on charge. Watched movies, music, browsings and MAPS, total use is about 6-7 hrs, maybe more

and I have my phone to make calls :)

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  Reply # 1010608 21-Mar-2014 14:21
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Based on what has been said, I'd say a Phablet would be ideal...likely a Samsung Galaxy Note 3...

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  Reply # 1010610 21-Mar-2014 14:23
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For me it wouldn't work for two reasons. 

First, the times I want to make phone calls I really need to make phone calls. Calling a taxi or contacting people for who all I have is a phone number. I message a lot but voice is an immediate connection. 

Second, is the size. Monday to Friday, nine to five I carry a bag so no big deal but there are times particularly when I'm not working that I want something that will go in a pocket. 

I think this may work if you always carry a bag but I'd still suggest a tablet and the cheapest phone you can find as a back up. Redundancy is good and I had a 2G phone with a two week battery. 

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