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Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 9

Text Chat, Video Chat, and Even Phone Calls

In This Chapter

arrow Setting up Google+ Hangouts

arrow Chatting with friends

arrow Doing a video chat

arrow Typing to contacts on Skype

arrow Texting with Skype

arrow Using Skype to make phone calls

The cellular models of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab do have a phone number. It's not a dial-up phone number; your cellular provider merely uses the number to bill you. So as far as phone calls are concerned, you're just as out-of-luck as owners of the Wi-Fi–only tablets. That's no cause for despair, however, because your Galactic tablet is more than capable of placing — and receiving — phone calls. All you need are the proper apps, which also provide tools for text chat, video chat, even text messaging. This chapter explains how it all works.

Let's Hang Out

One of the ways that you can fool your Galaxy tablet into acting more like a phone is to use the Hangouts app. ...

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