M.O.D , 03 Nov 2011coz the one u bought itz wifi not 3g thatz why it cant make phone callz coz am from dubai &am... moreno M O D
at the back of the device its written 16 GB , 3G P 7300 which is the 3G version the WI-fi only is P7310 and i inserted a Sim card that and i used it explore the web , it works . it must be a 3g
i called samsung C S in dubai - they assured thet its 3G and it does not make phone calls
kenneth, 09 Nov 2011i just receive a unit in malaysia and it dont support call features. Damn u samsung~!Dear Kenneth,
What version of samsung you owned?
wait 4 the samsung galaxy tap 8.9 3g 3g 3g 3g well yaaaa then u will enjoy makin phon callz
hey there iz 2 kindez of samsung galaxy tap 8.9
the fierst one is 8.9 & it dosent make pnone call & itz out .am so sorry 2 tell u .you all bought thiz one
the second one iz 8.9 3g & thiz iz ma baby & itz not releaze yet &itz comming out soon so dont blame samsung 4 that blame ur selfz
I have a samsung 8.9 3g,just got it last week.. and i must say im very very impressed. All its applications are working & they serve their purpses wellit has a sim card slot for norma-sized sim cards.. not microsim. So i cn still use it as a phone with regular sims from any part of the world,even for roaming simcards..Sad to say it has no sd card slot,my 32gb mem runs quickly nonetheless.phone calls i make via nimbuzz,a program included in the many free programs in android market.And i bet there are dialer programs we cn install as well. The wifi is fantastic,spots signals quickly and connects to it like a gum. No USB port,but we can connect the micro usb to a regular USB dock then to the any regular USB device such as hard drives. It can instal YM but the YM seems to have degraded their program for tablets, i wud recommend installing ebuddy or nimbuzz better Net is fast. Video calls superb.. camera's ok..but dont expect too much from a 3.2 mgp.
It took me months to actually choose which tab to buy. But really, this ones a keeper, worth every penny. I bought it for 3000 Sr. Now the price just went up to 3400.. means to say.. they are selling like hotcakes
i just receive a unit in malaysia and it dont support call features. Damn u samsung~!
I got this 4 days ago, its my first tablet an I'm so happy I made the right choice after searching the internet for days. the only thing I wish for now is for it to be able to call which I understand was disable just before the release of this piece. I hope samsung Will have a rethink and enable the feature thru update.
To have a longer battery life I don't use 3G at all, I set it to use EDGE only for data and I'm getting almost 2 days with moderate surfing and being online 24/7 on all my social networks. I love this!
Levid, 24 Oct 2011it can't dialplease let me know some one can make a phone call if it is no I belive it is not worth buying such.tab.
coz the one u bought itz wifi not 3g thatz why it cant make phone callz coz am from dubai & iknow whatz in tha market
i had bought one 10 days a go from Dubai - UAE , it's not released in Egypt yet , its very Cheek , Beautiful , unfortunately it can not make phone calls , it was for about 700 $ for the 16 GB with a local warranty inside UAE .
the gadget is really fabulous , Honeycomb is a great experience , the camera is only 3.2 MB not bad but also not good . not enough applications on the OS till now . i think if that gadget can make phone call it would be a hill of a phone .
the battery is not Ok , just 6 to 8 hours of work .
Can anyone explain why the voice capabilities would be disabled?
Certainly, they're present: the CTIA exhibition video shows tablets making phone calls. If I didn't have more faith in human nature (or corporate humans' nature), I'd guess that carriers $ugge$ted Samsung to disable it so the carrier could force customers to buy two devices (cellphone + tablet) and two plans (voice + data). I believe that Samsung could clean-up in the tablet market if their devices were fully enabled.
Since I do have faith in human nature, I believe the reason for disabling phone capability is because dialling will work much better under IceCreamSandwich, and Samsung wants us early adopters to get familiar before giving us the full experience. I look forward to seeing whether Samsung will be my favoured vendor in the future.
Another possibility is that GSM voice is going the way of the dodo, and SIP or other voice technologies, that operate over HSPA or LTE, will replace it. Samsung can't be bothered to support the dodo, despite carriers' obsolescence. In that case, I can't wait until high-speed-data voice is standardized, so my HSPA tablet will ring when my wife calls, and so I can call her back using my bluetooth headset.
Do others have ideas/suggestions as to what's going on?
contrary to the specs listed above, the galaxy tab 8.9 3g does not have voice call functionality. it can only send and receive sms (haven't tried mms yet).
Perhaps they're waiting for ICS to be released, then the 'Tab's will get it and have full phone/data interoperability. Here's hoping...