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New Contributor Maryloo68
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Making and receiving texts and calls on a data only sim

Does anyone know if I can make phone calls and send texts on my tablet? When I dial a number it says that the service is not currently available. Does Optus have to switch that capacity on from their end??

 

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Making and receiving texts and calls on a data only sim

The postpaid data plans have expensive SMS, but not calls.

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RetiredModerator Shauna
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Re: Making and receiving texts and calls on a data only sim

Hey @Maryloo68 - if the SIM is Data only, you'll only be able to access the internet on the device and not calls/texts. You may still be able to send SMS's using apps like 'Whats App' & 'Viber'. 


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New Contributor Maryloo68
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Re: Making and receiving texts and calls on a data only sim

Thanks very much for your help. Pity Optus staff didn't know that when I got the data sim....I was told I could make calls and send texts albeit for a cost.

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