Originally Posted by dmonger11b
Actually it is a solution my N7 IS my phone with the paid version of groove IP I can make and receive calls on the tablet. Get a Google voice account and port your number to it then buy the app from the play store and presto you have a 7in phone that works perfectly fine.
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It is NOT a solution. Maybe it's a solution for YOU.
I DO have a Google Voice number. I do NOT want to port my mobile # to Google.
I TRAVEL INTERNATIONALLY. I want to be able to pop a local SIM card in from countries around the world with a prepaid voice/data plan, and use the Nexus 7 for PHONE & Internet access. This CAN NOT BE DONE with Google Voice.
Furthermore, Google Voice is not entirely reliable. There are times I use it to place a call, and it calls a completely different number! If you are in an area where there is a cell signal, but no data (= some rural areas / very weak signal), Google Voice does not work, because a data connection is required to send the data about the call to Google. And with this "quasi-solution", if there is no data connection, there is no phone at all as all the calls are converted to Internet data/VOIP.