So much for the iPad not being able to make real true-to-life phone calls over a cellular network.
iPhoneIslam, the same guys who developed the FaceTime 3G app, have released a hack today that allows 3G iPad users to make voice-calls and send text messages over a 3G network.
Users will need to use a 3G sim card (the standard data SIM AT&T provides iPad owners wont work), and then download the app from the Cydia store for $20. Kinda steep, but could be worth it if this is something you've been dying to do.
I'm not sure I would ever need to use this function with my iPad 2, but if there is some crazy scenario where my iPhone is dead, no one around me has a phone I can use, and I need to make a dire phone call it would definitely come in handy.
Here is a link to the iPhoneIslam repo if you don't already have it. If you do download it, let us know how awesome you look holding a nearly 10" tablet up do your head. Or maybe you just used a bluetooth headset and looked like a tool already. Or you have headphones.
Actually there are a lot of ways to make calls on a tablet that aren't too embarrassing.