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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes to the office, makes calls

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes to the office, makes calls - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has just arrived in our office and, boy, do we have some news for you. It turns out that the Honeycomb slate takes on from where its 7 predecessor left off, and brings native telephony capabilities to an even larger form factor. Yeap, we are talking regular GSM...


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seen that a lot of people are asking how to make the galaxy tab p 1000 work as a phone. Can you help me with turning mine into a phone or not. Seen questions on this. However i don't see any answers. Also I'm trying to figure out what power is needed to charge it as well have a cable made for it but lost the power port. but own a bunch from other devices and want to find out if I can use one of them. Also does the cable change at all from model to model. I'm getting a red line on the battery when charging. Is that something I should be worried about. And what is making it do that.

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  • 2014-02-07 10:01
  • qE@W

My 8.9 USED to be able to make phone calls. For some paranormal reason, it suddenly stoped. I tried upgrading to ICS but it didn't help.

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  • 2013-07-13 19:34
  • 0x2J

> In reply to Henry @ 2012-09-17 09:08 from utue - click to readOh okay. I just realised that I got a reply. Hey Henry, now I don't have to tell you the steps, right ?? There are many tablets that can make phone calls now.

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  • 2013-02-08 03:54
  • uZ9p

> In reply to Shazeerazly @ 2011-06-12 15:13 from uZ9p - click to readTotal bleshphemy....pathetic comment, how in the world do you make gsm call from tab 8.9.. If you really can,, can we know the steps??

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  • 2012-09-17 09:08
  • utue

This tablet does NOT allow phone calls

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  • 2012-07-28 11:33
  • uKcv

Same here, the voice call does not appear, and even after downloading 3rd party dialer initiating the call give a "telephony not supported on this device".
How do you get the tab to call with UI shown in the images of this article?

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  • 2012-07-19 01:25
  • Bw18

can you please give me the steps on how to make calls on samsang galaxy tap

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  • 2012-07-18 11:06
  • Fq{s

> In reply to Salman @ 2012-06-01 07:46 from rJDi - click to readPlease can u tell us hownu do this

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  • 2012-06-05 00:09
  • fsVb

We can do call with samsung galaxy tablet.

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  • 2012-06-01 07:46
  • rJDi

this is total bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the 8.9 cant, never will, never has or can many any gsm calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2012-05-23 06:51
  • RIHu


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  • 2012-04-27 11:10
  • sR1t

can you please tell us what is or where to download the application that can be used on galaxy tab 8.9 to use it as a gsm ....waiting for a reply thank you

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  • 2012-04-10 11:09
  • IaHW

Hi All,
Please can you let me know the 3rd Party application that can be downloaded at the Android Market that can enable Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 to make GSM calls with it. Just got one but feel disappointed it does not support GSM calls.

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  • 2012-02-07 22:12
  • ftKH

Is it a fake ?

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  • 2012-01-17 12:25
  • pS8u

Bluff people one. Cannot make phone call lah. Now end up I have to carry another phone around to make phone call. Wonder why then dun integrate phone function in Tabs?

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  • 2011-12-03 01:57
  • 2IqJ

Bad very bad
I have one 8.9
I having trouble with the programs and market
I think that 10.1 its the best

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  • 2011-12-01 09:28
  • LiD9

Please let us know the name of third party dialer app.
It would be greatly appreciated.

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  • 2011-11-29 08:20
  • tUup

I was about to pull the trigger on a Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 - purely for its phone capabilites. Now I see that the 8.9 can make voice calls - great news.

One question, you mention that you loaded a third party dialling app - what is it??


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  • 2011-11-22 15:37
  • mxht

hi, does this tab support OTG function?? can we update firmware without using laptop?

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  • 2011-10-14 19:04
  • PUm8

> In reply to roselle @ 2011-06-23 13:00 from v0XH - click to readif you want to make call, just get into Skype account. then make and receive your calls using Sky In and Skype Out. Local number provided. Wifi or LWAN is what we need

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  • 2011-08-09 19:29
  • I$@F

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