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  # 2208968 1-Apr-2019 17:48
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I'm not sure this is right.  I think most tablets with a sim are set up for data only.



As I mentioned earlier, it depends on whether the manufacturer cripples them to as not to compete with their other product lines. I've got an ancient Cube tablet (Chinese brand, slightly better than noname) and that does phonecalls. Here's the first hit than came up, that's a more expensive dual boot one and several years newer than my one, but does calls just as well. Just google phone call tablet or something, there any huge numbers of second- and third-tier vendors who don't cripple their products.


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  # 2209115 1-Apr-2019 21:19
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rhy7s: I have a friend with one of the older Samsung Galaxy Tabs running LineageOS and it can use the phone app for calling. Do you need a particular number already associated with the SIM? If not, would VoIP be an option? Also re: phones, they are getting pretty ridiculously huge, might be close enough to a tablet for your use case?




No I will be getting a new number.  Re VoIP- I need a phone number to register for services like whatsapp. Not going to make any outgoing phone calls.




Smartphones are expensive when compared to tablets that's why looking at tablets, bigger screen, more battery power etc etc 



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  # 2209116 1-Apr-2019 21:21
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I have a Samsung S2 with LTE. Cost a bit more than the WIFI-only version but well worth it. It's been replaced by the S3 now.


In response to previous posts from various members - the Samsung will make and receive phone calls (Speaker phone only) and texts.





Which product of samsung? Do you mean all of their tablets?

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  # 2209143 1-Apr-2019 22:26
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my MIL's phone is an 8-9" Samsung. try that.

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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