Prepaid MiFi Plan To Turn iPad Into Cell Phone
I rarely use a cell phone, so long term contracts are not for me, but I would like to have a cell phone just in case I might need it. I had an at&t pay as you go plan, but let it expire because I went several months, maybe even close to a year without using it even though I added money every 3 months just to keep it going.
I purchased the iPod and iPad earlier this year, both with wi-fi connectivity only. I would like to use them outside my home to connect to the internet to play games and do occasional searches. I plan on getting a mi-fi prepaid plan for that reason but thought it would be great to kill two birds with one stone, thus, can I use the same mi-fi plan to connect a cell phone without having a separate prepaid plan for the phone?
And, if so, how does it work? This is where I get confused because, I think I would have to activate the phone to be able to use it. But doesn't activation require that I add minutes--pay money to activate it??? I hope I am making sense to someone, please help!