Download the authoritative guide: Cloud Computing 2018: Using the Cloud to Transform Your BusinessEarly on, someone at Apple leaked the little secret or some smart cookie figured out and reported that it was actually possible to turn the iPad into a VoIP phone -- and make free phone calls -- by plugging in a USB headset using the optional Camera Connection kit.
The Camera Connection kit, a $29 accessory, includes two adapters that plug into the iPads lone connectivity port. One is a smart card reader, the other has a USB port. You plug in the USB adapter, then plug a headset into it.
We discovered that in fact you dont need adapter or headset. With the right softwaresuch as Skype or Toktumis Line2 for iPhonethe iPads built-in microphone and speakers turn it into a workable, if not great, speaker phone.
The whole notion of iPad as VoIP phone does beg a couple of questions, which wed better deal with before going further. First, why would you even want to do this?
Who needs this?We would argue that with the addition of a wireless Bluetooth keyboard, the iPad makes a viable laptop replacement for mobile workers with very light computing needs.
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