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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 4G Does Not Support Voice Calls



There had been some conflicting information on whether the Samsung T-Mobile Galaxy 7.0 Plus with a SIM card for T-Mobile USA’s 4G HSPA+ network will support voice call, and the answer is no. We have just received our unit of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for T-Mobile–the WiFi version was already reviewed–and we’ll be posting our thoughts and opinions on how the 4G version is different than the WiFi version soon.

In our review of the WiFi version of the tablet, we had noted that Yahoo! News had reported initially that voice calls were capable: “What’s more, the Samsung tablet offers voice and video call support without requiring the use of a headset.” As it turns out, there is no voice capability and that information is inaccurate, at least for voice calls through T-Mobile’s voice network. T-Mobile’s version of the tablet remains a data-only device.

Users can attempt to make VoIP calls through third-party apps and services like Skype, however. In fact, like the Galaxy Tab 7 that the 7.0 Plus model replaces, there is no phone icon for T-Mobile’s iteration.

The original international version of the Galaxy Tab 7 did support voice calling, but that feature was stripped on variants for U.S. carriers.

Check back to GottaBeMobile soon for a review of the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7.0, a 4G HSPA+ Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet.



  1. Anonymous

    11/22/2011 at 5:09 pm

  2. Anonymous

    11/22/2011 at 9:04 pm

  3. Lee Deavers

    11/23/2011 at 10:19 am

    That really pisses me off!

  4. Anonymous

    11/23/2011 at 1:33 pm

    this is bs…… i waited for this just for the voice call. i guess i just have to settle for the Galaxy Note then

  5. Fredgvader

    11/25/2011 at 2:25 pm

    Could you guys try and see if voice calls can be made using google voice during your review, thanks!

  6. Metinex

    11/28/2011 at 11:25 am

    This has been useful for me. I was going to almost get this one. Voice calling is so important for me, so I will skip.

    What is the best 7″ tablet with 4G network and voice calling in the market then?

  7. Kk

    12/03/2011 at 11:44 pm

    I was in shop today just too figure out that unit for 399 was without 4G just a WIFI version.
    And now I read that even 4G version doesn’t allow voice calls? Dam it… marketing sucks, Engineers are making something and then they disable features before products get to market.

  8. Unknown

    12/06/2011 at 9:26 am

    I don’t get it.  Why should Tmobile care if I want to use my tablet as my phone?

  9. Lexhome09

    12/07/2011 at 3:54 pm

    they probably disabled voice because of greed, if they bundle voice and data they would have to have a affordable plan, they want customers to pay for a cell phone voice plan and a tab data plan, they are greedy

  10. Gh8898

    12/08/2011 at 12:49 am

    Its a lie

  11. Gh8898

    12/08/2011 at 12:58 am

    This post is FALSE it is from the “other”big name tablet trying to runi the sale of this products
    what a shame.. Why would one of the US major carrier announce to to have it on their network and the product also ship with ear-piece to make calls if it can’t support calling? Do not believe it, if you want one go to your local mobile carrier store.

  12. K75ssk

    02/05/2012 at 12:03 pm

    I downloaded and app from GroveIP and paired it with Google voice and now have very nice VOIP function on this device. It works great!

    • Chiefk

      03/01/2012 at 7:09 am

      I did the same last night after reading your post. The call quality wasn’t too bad. Now I don’t have to cry over the Galaxy Note. Thanks for the info.

    • Monnique

      03/29/2013 at 2:22 am

      I have Galaxy plus 7 4g. I use google voice app and Talkatone. Can Make and receive calls. You will have to add the telephone # associated with the sim card to your google account. After following the steps to do that you can download talkatone app. Follow those instructions and you will be making calls in no time. I am not an expert but I was able to do it.

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