How to Convert Android Tablet to Smart Phone for Free.

Last Updated: October 1, 2016

You may be using your Android tablet to browse web, read news and some time to watch movies. But you can convert your tablet to a phone to make calls for free of charge.

This is a replacement for your mobile phone in certain situations like when your mobile phone is running out of battery or you reach into your monthly minute limit.

There are bunch of solutions to convert your tablet into a real smart phone device using third party apps and paid VoIP services. We selected two free solutions here, one with Google Hangout and second one using Google Voice and VoIP service.

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Google Voice is a free service from Google that provides unlimited calls to US and Canada for free. For more instructions to get a free Google Voice number please read How To Get A Free US Phone Number?

You need only one email ID to get Google Voice Service and you can use Google Voice Supporting App to call from your tablet to any phone is US and Canada for free.

Google Hangout Dialer

Google hangout integrates with Google Voice number and now you can turn on this dialer service and start calling using the app Google Hangout Dialer from Google play. This is the easiest solution to setup and configure and make calls from your tablet.

google hangout dialer

After installation, you can access all phone calling features directly from Hangouts or use Hangouts Dialer for a shortcut to the dialer screen in Hangouts. This app offer you free calls to US, Canada and other Hangouts users.

Google Voice with VOIP App

Google Voice can be used with Vonage App to make to calls directly from the App using the Google Voice number. You can download Vonage free app from Google Play Store. Once you download Vonage app, you have to create a new free account with Vonage App and register it with your Google voice number.

vonage app

With Vonage apps, after you register this Google Voice number with a new account, you can use the same account for 5 different devices to login and use the same number to call any phone in US and Canada for free.

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After you setup the new account in Vonage app with Google Voice Number, open the app, go to contacts or dialer window and start dialing from Vonage App. Have fun with your tablet and start calling for free from your tablet.


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