Join Date:Joined: Oct 2013
Try the Hangouts Dialer
I got the 32GB/LTE version for my wife, with the hope that she could use carry one single device instead of choosing or carrying a 7" tablet + phone. We got the 3GB data plan from T-Mobile for $10/month.
We tried the Android Hangouts Dialer from the Play Store the other day, and I must say it is very, very good. In fact, I'm thinking of stealing the tablet back. Assuming I can also get it away from the kids (which is pretty difficult too - I bought two controllers).
The only downside I can see is the lack of emergency calling, and possible trouble with Google Hangouts, which tends to be problematic on Mondays for some reason. Otherwise this looks like a great solution. Data usage looks below < 1MB/min so 3GB would provide maybe 50-100 hours of talk time if I didn't use any other data. I figure a good mix might be 5 hours of talk (<300MB of data), and perhaps 2.5GB of "other" data. For $10 a month - that's a pretty good deal.