I am new to Android SDK and AVDs and I was wondering if there is anyway I can enable the cellular network on an Android AVD and make for example phone calls.

  • Do you use Eclipse as IDE?
    – Leandros
    Sep 21, 2012 at 14:13
  • No.I do not like Eclipse.I use Netbeans. Jan 28, 2013 at 7:11

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You can call between AVD's. Run 2 AVD, each will have diffrent number - it is placed on window title bar, example 5558. Call from one to other using this numbers. You can also text ;]

In your AVD you simply cannot use real celluar network because your PC/Mac do not have built-in GSM modem (even if, AVD is not supporting this kind of feature).

  • Thanks for your help.I tried it between 2 AVDs and it works. Sep 21, 2012 at 8:14
  • Some laptops do have built in 3g modems. If you had one of those, would it be possible to route a call over the celluar network? Sep 21, 2012 at 14:04
  • It can't support this king of feature.This is what fones explains in the last sentence in the parenthesis.Unless he/she is wrong. :) Sep 21, 2012 at 14:28

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