Turn Your iPad Into a Powerful Phone

September 20, 2010

I was having lunch with my client, Jack Townsend, on Friday, and we each had our iPads with us.  Jack tells me he’s recently attended an iPad workshop for professionals hosted by our local Apple store.  “Do you know about Line 2?” he asks.  “Um, no,” I reply, feeling really lame and uninformed.  So, he takes out his iPad, taps the Line 2 icon and proceeds to make a phone call from his iPad.  Whoa.  I downloaded the app right then and there.

Line 2 is free for the first 30 days, and then the cost is $14.95/month.  With Line 2 you can conference call up to 20 people.  And it also turns your iPad into an excellent speaker phone, using the iPad’s microphone and speakers.  Line 2 also offers call waiting, call transfers and forwarding.  If you’re using an iPad in your practice, you owe it to yourself  to check out this app.

To be fair, there are a number of other iPad phone apps out there, including Skype.  PC Magazine recently listed their Top 5 free phone apps for iPad.  Find one that works for you.

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