The amount of accessories on the market and apps for the iPad is massive. Many of the accessories tend to be the same sort of thing with new cases, screen protectors, and mounting devices to keep your iPad in place just about anywhere. A new accessory for the iPad has landed and the accessory isn't a case or one of the other things I mentioned, it's a phone number for your iPad. Line2 has a new service launching about 13 days from now that turns the iPad into a phone.
The company is mum on a lot of the details of the service ahead of the official launch. It does have comparison chart up that shows what it has feature wise compared to services like Skype, Google Voice, and major wireless carriers Verizon and AT&T. The calls you make with the service will operate on 3G, 4G, and WiFi networks. All calls that come into the number for your iPad can be forwarded to you.
You can move your existing number to the Line2 service so you can get your current number on the iPad. Line 2 is based in the US and has live US phone support. The company has three plans with Line2 Standard, Line2 Professional, and toktumi custom. The standard service has voice mail, conference call capability, works on all mobile networks, and has unlimited calls and texting among other features for $9.95 monthly or $99.50 a year. The professional version has the same features as the standard version plus toll free support, virtual receptionist, auto attendant, contact management, and a computer softphone. The Pro version is $14.95 monthly or $149.50 yearly. The custom version is designed around the user's needs and the price varies.