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Is the Vita also a phone?

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Just wondering if you can use it as a telephone to call other cell phones?

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Just wondering if you can use it as a telephone to call other cell phones?



In a way, yes you can make a call (with Skype), but in reality it is not a phone of any kind.

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So you can call other peoples phones and have conversations?  Can you text?

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So you can call other peoples phones and have conversations?  Can you text?


I believe they can text you if you have a 3G model with a plan, since you do get a phone number (that's how you get notifications from AT&T). The thing is that you can't call nor text them. You can only call someone by using Skype, but that's not a feature from the PlayStation Vita itself, y'know? You have to use the Skype app and its credits. Also, I don't think you can receive calls even if you are on Skype (from a phone).

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Well thats BS, i was going to get me one.  If it could call people, wouldnt even have to text.  I think they should give us a free app thru at&t.  If we buy the service.  Also id like it to recieve calls even if it dont ring, maybe a beep or a message on screen when getting call?

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Well the thing is a Video game playing machine, most other app are just utilities and not important, though I like your idea of a phone, you can still called and chat through Skype, you can ALSO call other phone if you pay for a 20$ one month Skype Plan which allow you to call phone, provide you have Internet, kinda like Magic Jack Smiley Happy
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Is skype unlimited?  Do i have to pay for it?

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It's unlimited if you want to call or chat to other Skype user, it's not however if you want to make a call, but a one month plan can be cheap, you can also get a 3G plan, and there you have it, a portable phone that can play PS3 game, I have try it, quite useful Smiley Happy
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So what your saying is id have to buy At&t 3 gig service as well as skype 3gig service to make calls?

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Yeah, Like that and on top of that, YOU CAN ONLY MAKE CALL, so i would just buy a cheap 30$ Nokia phone, if i want to make call Smiley Happy
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