While the jailbreak scene is home to a lot of apps and utilities that make our lives easier, it is also a hot bed for innovation. Since the Cydia App Store has very little submission guidelines, developers can use forbidden API’s as their hearts’ desire.

While you may not necessarily “need” this utility, it definitely falls in the innovative category. The guys over at iPhoneIslam have created an app that turns your 3G-modeled iPad into a talking, texting iPhone. Don’t believe it? Video after the break…

From the folks that brought you the FaceIt3GS tweak, comes PhoneItiPad. They claim that you won’t need any special hardware, and you will be able to do anything you would expect to do from your iPhone. This includes FaceTime (by #), phone calls, and text messaging.

The developers just uploaded this video to their YouTube channel a few hours ago, with the description “a hack that will change the game.” Though there is currently no release date, they expect the app to be in Cydia very soon.

While I would typically be more skeptical of such a blurry, low light film, this one comes from a trusted source. These guys have been responsible for multiple impressive Cydia submissions, but I think this one certainly takes the cake.

Forget the Android phones with 4.3in screens, I’m going with the 9.7. Can you imagine your iPad ringing in public? I challenge you to answer it while in line at the bank, just like you would a typical cell phone, without smirking.

What do you think?

  • Ungka

    I’m betting a price tag at least $30 for this if it goes on Cydia. Cheaper than that would be gr8 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Saleh

    hope its free as their other app ๐Ÿ˜€
    its good for texting but calls….

    • Ungka

      Yes, FREE is MOST WELCOME ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Burge

    You can SMS already..but call.. that’s cool

  • Robert Taylor

    Did he just rip the dialer.app from an iPhone and tweaked it to run on an iPad?

    • Hello

      probably, but changed the graphics to make it look HD like it does

  • Ives

    Facetime will be awesome, can see more details and bigger too ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Yasser

    If thats real its very impressive

    • RBA

      It has face time already.

  • Spencer

    Interesting to see what happens. My iPad SIM card has the same number as my iPhone because I have a Multi SIM deal from my carrier. When my phone SIM died a couple of weeks back I used the iPad SIM in my iP4

  • Ken

    Cool!
    But I feel not fashionable to put your ipad on face and talk.

  • Chris

    I can’t wait to make and receive calls walking through town with a laptop stuck to the side of my head, I reckon that will be so comfortable hahaha .. the sms side of things and facetime to contacts, ye but seriously, making calls on it, it’s hardly, for the want of a better word, “Mobile”

  • bluetooth headset compatibility?

  • Jacksparrow

    This sounds awesome. I know you can pay monthly for 30 dollar iPad sim and also stick in an iPhone for data but not calls. Wonder if they could also enable the ipad plan to make calls on the iPhone.

  • Ango

    Looks like a iPhone for People with strong motorik problems. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Saif

    Guys at iPhoneIslam always rock!

  • Vaz

    Indeed Ango. But it will be nice to try it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ango

      Maybe. But its so Ridiculous to look at it. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Chico

    That’s awesome

  • Going retro in some way? Ah yes the old phones…

  • DebTym

    Will this only work on an iPad 3g??? Can this work also on an iPad wifi???? Answer me please

    • chico

      How do you expect to call without a sim card?
      Only 3G for sure

      • Read the posting up from me u Do not need SIM card to call from ipad as long as you have wifi connection

  • Diddyo

    This is pretty awesome, I will for sure get this for my ipad 3g if the price is reasonable.

  • v

    how about this working with just WiFi model ipad tethered to your iphone’s 3G? probably too much for slow processor and network to handle?

    • Ken

      It should work except we do need to worry for iphone battery running out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rakshit Doshi

      :-s why would you want to tether an ipad to the iphone to make calls from it? use the iPHONE instead…

  • Jacksparrow

    Will this works with either the att or verizon iPad 2? Or just the att one?

    • AlaaJ

      it will be working with all carriers, as shown in the vid, they called vodafone Egypt.

  • Apple need a 7 inch phone that would be awesome

  • Wonder how they’re gonna charge you for minutes if you use it (att or Verizon). Since currently we’re just paying for data.

    • Ken

      Your data SIM from iPad can make a call on iphone too.
      It should be the same amount for a minute as iphone.

  • BoNzY

    Like a episode of trigger happy tv. “HELLO IM IN THE LIBRARY” lol. For those who’ve seen it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Black.ice

    Iphoneislam always surprise me ,,, i have. Ipad one3g if i knew that afew days earlier
    I bought my new ipad 2 with 3g also
    Anyway good luck
    Barak allah fekm

  • Ricardodelsidney

    How long will it be before ATT sends out a STOP (TEATHERING) PHONING on your iPad like they are doing to people with Mi-Wi?

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  • Jacksparrow

    Letโ€™s try to put things right.

    To the folks talking about att blocking this it doesnโ€™t matter if they do. There are Many mvno out there airvoice, jolt, h20, redpocket, straight talk etc. and none of them require an unlocked phone, and none of them will care to block this either.

    To the folks talking about 3G and voip already being there so that this new hack is unnecessary. Cleary you donโ€™t really use those voip apps as there performance on 3G is sketchy at best.

    To the folks saying holding a big arse iPad next to your ear is impractical and dorky clearly you have not heard of speaker phone.

    • Ken

      I wonder you can make a call to your iPad (without hack) from landline?
      I doubt you can’t.

    • Well then you know it all case closed

  • This is unnecessary there’s an app called whistle phone free calls and text free free texts why do you need the hack then?

    • marcjohnson

      cause its freakin amazing!!

  • You Do not need to hack your wifi only ipad to Make calls I use 2 apps from the App Store first one call magic jack totally free you can call canada and us free any time you want also you can call any where in the world free if the person you are calling has magic jack no limit to calls nothing

    Other option is fongo it used to be called dell voice that will let you call any where in Canada totally free both has free voice mail and they give you assigned number please write back to let me know if this work for you

    These two apps let anyone call you also you can call land line or cell phone

    adel_guirguis@sympatico.ca