I have an Android tablet without telephony capabilities. I can put in a SIM card. When somebody calls my SIM card number (mobile number), can I receive this call? What application do I need?

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    Have you tried it to see what happens? Some Android tablet builds actually have the phone app installed. – fluffy May 26 '12 at 19:17
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    What tablet do you have? (Ok, I see from the duplicate question... Huawei MediaPad ?) – MrWhite Jun 1 '12 at 11:31

No, you usually can't receive calls with an tablet which doesn't provide this functionality. The SIM card slot is only for mobile data communication and there is no way that you just download an App which enables GSM phone functionality (AFAIK).

You can use VoIP though.

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  • I have GSM in my phone spec. – user14416 Apr 19 '12 at 22:37
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    Hmm, can some ROM be flashed which has telephony support? – roxan Apr 20 '12 at 3:40
  • @user14416 GSM means 2G network – aastefanov Jul 16 '15 at 8:01

Assuming you have a Huawei MediaPad as mentioned in your other/duplicate thread. Then the Huawei's own website states in the FAQ section:

Can I make phone calls using MediaPad?

Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) does not provide a function to make calls, but you can download and install applications from Hispace to make phone calls. Note:

  • As determined by operators' rate plans, most systems do not support voice calls even with calling applications installed. With the universal MediaPad version, calling is supported.
  • Calling is not a default function of Android 3.2 (Honeycomb). Downloading and installing applications are users' personal behaviors.
  • Internet telephony is supported.
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) supports all calling functions.

Source: http://www.huaweidevice.com/worldwide/faq.do?method=getFaqInfo&questionId=7564

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You could try Tablet Talk. It's a paid app that seems to do what you want.

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  • Why the downvote? Although the answer wasn't pretty, Tablet Talk seems to be exactly what OP wanted. – Flow Jun 1 '12 at 11:28
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    This app ("Tablet Talk") does not do what the OP asks. As I understand it, it allows your tablet to connect wirelessly to your phone in order to send/receive SMS, not calls. And it makes no use of the SIM card in the tablet itself, which is what the OP is asking. – MrWhite Jun 1 '12 at 11:29

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