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Topic # 128828 24-Aug-2013 22:02
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(If anyone has a conduit to Stefan Lecchi he may be the person to ask)

Apologies if this has been covered before lets try and make a definitive answer

Heres the story I had a New Zealand noel lemmings purchased samsung galaxy 10.1 3g tablet That included an factory installed app and the ability to make and receive calls through the on board sim
Here is a link to a youtube vid that's shows a similar device doing that Video


Which below if any allows you to use as a phone? Not Skype Not the great Wassu! Phone app or any other round about ways but use as a phone just like the one I use to own

And If you wonder why I didnt just ask Noel Lemmings I did and this was the reply

"Hi Graham, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8" 16GB 4G Tablet, is a higher spec, more powerful tablet - particularly in terms of its processor - with a 1.6GHz Quad Core Processor, compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8" 4G 16GB and it's 1.5GHz Dual Core Processor.
The Galaxy Note does, of course have the benefits of precise writing and drawing that come with the s-pen.

In regards to the units' use of SIM cards, although both of these units do have the capability of connecting to the internet via the mobile network, provided the unit has a SIM, the functionality of these tablets is not quiet the same as a Smartphone.

There are apps available with these Tablets that can provide some form of calling from the device, however, something like the Samsung Galaxy note II, which is a smartphone, is recommended for phone calls."

Now at present (Lets take Noel lemmings) are selling the following the idea is if you have one of these or you absolutely know they can be used as a phone reply

Samsung Galaxy note 10.1" 4G 16GB Tablet - Grey
Model: GT-N8020EAAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" 16GB 3G Tablet
Model: NOTE16GB3G  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 10.1" 16GB Galaxy Note 3G White
Model: GT-N8000ZWAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung Galaxy Note 8" 16GB 4G Tablet
Model: GT-N5120ZWAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 10.1" White 4G 16GB Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Model: GT-P5220ZWAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 8" White 4G 16GB Galaxy Tab 3
Model: SM-T3150ZWAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 7" White 3G 8GB Galaxy Tab 3.0
Model: SM-T2110ZWAVNZ  Use as a phone Yes /No








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  Reply # 884040 24-Aug-2013 22:14
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The SM-T315 supports voice & sms, though I am not sure if it works on all networks (I used it with a vodafone prepay sim).




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  Reply # 884082 25-Aug-2013 00:26
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Id say the simple answer is no.
The tablets do not have native call facilities.
I think Samsung are a bit remiss in calling some of there tablets note as it confuses people with some of the notes that do like the Note 1 & 2




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  Reply # 884112 25-Aug-2013 07:48
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I could be wrong, but my understanding was that most, if not all, Note devices that are not the Wi-Fi version are able to make GSM calls.

As an example: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_3_8_0-5456.php

You could use that site to check other model numbers.




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  Reply # 884131 25-Aug-2013 09:48

psychrn: Id say the simple answer is no.
The tablets do not have native call facilities.
I think Samsung are a bit remiss in calling some of there tablets note as it confuses people with some of the notes that do like the Note 1 & 2


Wrong, you can call on them. It wouldnt be a note without 3g voice and sms.



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  Reply # 884134 25-Aug-2013 10:02
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See what I mean it seems there are many diffrent takes on the subject I know I had a samsung tablet that was able to make and recieve calls through the sim so now its just finding out which do and which dont. Someone is buying a very nice Apple Mini Cell at a discount becasuse i assumed it would make calls! 
The Quest continues!




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  Reply # 884136 25-Aug-2013 10:05
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corksta: I could be wrong, but my understanding was that most, if not all, Note devices that are not the Wi-Fi version is able to make GSM calls.

As an example: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_3_8_0-5456.php

You could use that site to check other model numbers.

thanks looking now




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  Reply # 884142 25-Aug-2013 10:27
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Acording to GSM Arena

Samsung Galaxy note 10.1" 4G 16GB Tablet - Grey
Model: GT-N8020EAAVNZ Use as a phone Yes 


Samsung Galaxy Note LTE 10.1 N8020
        Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS.
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
4G Network LTE

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" 16GB 3G Tablet
Model: NOTE16GB3G Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 10.1" 16GB Galaxy Note 3G White
Model: GT-N8000ZWAVNZ Use as a phone Yes 


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000
       Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS.
Also known as Samsung Galaxy Note 800, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G & WiFi
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

Samsung Galaxy Note 8" 16GB 4G Tablet
Model: GT-N5120ZWAVNZ Use as a phone Yes /No

Samsung 10.1" White 4G 16GB Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
Model: GT-P5220ZWAVNZ Use as a phone Yes 


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5220
       Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS.
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

Samsung 8" White 4G 16GB Galaxy Tab 3
Model: SM-T3150ZWAVNZ Use as a phone Yes


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
       Tablet with support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS (SM-T311/T315)
Tablet with no support for GSM voice communication, SMS, and MMS (SM-T310)
Also known as:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Wi-Fi
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 3G
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE

Samsung 7" White 3G 8GB Galaxy Tab 3.0
Model: SM-T2110ZWAVNZ Use as a phone Yes /No





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  Reply # 884788 26-Aug-2013 15:40

Technically speaking, all of the 3G-enabled Galaxy tablets, Note or otherwise, can make calls - The issues are whether they have a native dialler application, which some will & some won't, and most notably that none of them actually have regular phone earpieces/speaker grills, so a headset will be required unless you fancy speakerphone calling all the time. Most relevant to the 7" & 8" jobs, I owned the Huawei Mediapad at one point which included native dialler & SMS apps, yet wasn't well suited as a phone replacement at all due to the lack of earpiece.

The original flavour Galaxy Note phablet series, the Asus PadFones & FonePads, or the Xperia Z Ultra are your best bets for proper phone/tablet convergence devices at this point. Would imagine that will change in the near future, the 'phablet' phenomenon has proven people want  larger devices that do it all - I know I do, love my Note II. :)




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