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How to Convert Your iPad into a Regular Phone

Updated on April 13, 2015

Mobile Phone Amplification of Your iPad

IPad is a great device that has pioneered the tablet PC concept. There are few other technological innovations that have touched human life like iPad. IPad can be used for numerous purposes. There are thousands of apps available out there which help us get different tasks accomplished using an iPad. The raw mobile computing power offered by iPad enables us to do tasks that were earlier meant for the PCs only. Similarly, there are several apps available that can help us convert our iPad into a mobile VoIP phone. Let us discuss which app should be used and how will this conversion benefit us.

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Convert iPad into Mobile Phone

Easy Application

When it comes to finding a mobile VoIP app for iPad, there are plenty of options available. However, few of these apps offer all the features required by the phone user. Bria is one such app that can take care of all the requirements of a regular mobile VoIP user. It can be used with any of the leading SIP based VoIP services like Axvoice, Vonage, and 8X8 etc. The standard phone features supported by the device include; call history, call display, voicemail indicator, and support for multiple calls. Unlike many of the system clogging VoIP apps for iPad, Bria can run in the background while the user may run other applications as well. This type of multitasking becomes even more important when the iPad user is simultaneously running many programs on his device. All people who use iPad or other devices as mobile VoIP are weary of the security risks involved. They should use an encrypted VoIP phone service like Axvoice. Similarly, Bria also helps protect security by offering audio encryption and secure call signaling. The app offers support for G.711, G.722, iLBC, SILK, and GSM. With Bria, iPad users can run their service on low bandwidth too.

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Advantages of Converting iPad into Mobile VoIP

There are several advantages of using internet phone service on your iPad. Let us have a look at all the benefits offered.


The first major benefit is that the iPad user will be able to save a lot of phone bill cost on all phone calls. Phone calls made through landline or cell phone network are very expensive. International calls become even costlier to make. VoIP helps customers get meaningful money savings.


When someone uses an iPad for making internet phone calls, the portability increases many times. Unlike laptops and regular desktop computers, it has a lot less weight and requires smaller space. All the users need to do is connect their iPad to a wireless internet connection available near them.

Sound quality

IPad offers great sound quality as it has a built-in mike. Similarly the speakers offer great sound quality. Talking on iPad is a way better experience than using your VoIP phone or PC for making phone calls.

Use of headsets

IPad users can also use headsets for making phone calls. This reduces the requirement to get near the mike or speakers for conversing with a phone user at the other end.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Thanks for this techy info!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We have iPads an will be interested to find out more about the cost and providers in Canada and also other countries. This is really interesting.

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      Woww this is a great idea, Love it, fb'd it, excellent article :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love your lens..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Love your lens. I need to get an I pad first but I would definitely use it as a phone as well. Thanks for sharing this.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You did a great job! Thanks!

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      Seo-Thomas 6 years ago

      That's cool. I have an iPad and I always feel like I am not using it to its full potential. Check out my lens about free cloud computing companies. You can store and access your files from your iPad in the cloud.

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      squid-pinkchic18 6 years ago

      This is neat! My mother in law has been trying to figure this out so I'll have to show her! Great job with this lens.

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      aishu19 6 years ago

      This is useful to know..especially if you need to choose whether you want a phone or an iPad and can't get both..Now you get a phone and the best of iPad right there