Originally Posted by danielhurry
Would it be possible to somehow answer a call from a smartphone on a tablet?
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I'm thinking of buying a Note 10.1 2014 Ed.
I want to be able to use the Note for a lot more than just a tablet (including a universal remote, xbox control, music station...) and I was wondering if it was possible to answer and hang up a phone call using it.
If you're not following well, lets say I get a phonecall on my S3, but it's at the other end of the room or downstairs or somewhere I couldn't get to in time to answer... could I use my tablet to answer it, talk to the person on the other end and then hang up at the end?
Perhaps using an App which would send all signals over wifi...
While I'm seeking an answer for my thread
, what I'm trying to accomplish is almost the opposite of you. I'm trying to take my smartphone and make it appear as a tablet from AT&T's perspective so I don't have to pay the "phone" part of the plan.
What you're trying to accomplish is pretty easy with Google Voice combined with Talkatone or Groove IP.
1) Set up your Google Voice account with a phone number
2) Tell everyone you changed your number to the Google #.
3) In GVoice settings, set the forwarding to your carrier's number AND to your Google Chat account.
4) Install and sign into your TABLET using Talkatone or Groove IP (Do not install Talkatone or Groove IP on your phone - or else it might conflict on which device to send the call to).
When someone calls your GVoice number, your tablet and phone will both ring (starting with your tablet). You can choose which device to answer with. You can also make your home phone ring and your mom's phone ring all at the same time and answer with whatever you want with the proper forwarding numbers.
For me right now, my phone (not my tablet) is signed into my GVoice account using the Talkatone. When someone calls my GVoice #, my Talkatone responds first (either because data is more responsive or google decides to try data first) then my phone rings. This way I can choose to hang up my phone and answer using Talkatone to enable VOIP instead of using my minutes.