I purchased a new Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G (T-Mobile) two weeks ago. I put a SIM card in and finished the setup process. When I try to make a phone call, a message shows up "Check your phone and this tablet to make sure Call & text on other devices is turned on". Samsung checked the tablet remotely and sent a replacement device. Same situation. Today I was told by Samsung that the tablet can't make regular phone calls using just the SIM card and that it needs to be connected to another device. The 5G/LTE capability is basically for data only. Are you serious?! All of my old Samsung tablets were able to make phone calls by just using the SIM card. That's a big step backwards and makes me think if I should switch to Apple, or at least to a Non-Samsung device. The information from Samsung reps (and TMO as well) were contradicting. So what is true? Can the Galaxy Tab S8+ make phone calls (without being connected to another phone) or not?
Hello! Thank you for reaching out! I can definitely see how using your tablet for calls can be useful. As @LongHiker was saying this feature will only work when the phone and tablet are being paired. And both the tablet and the phone must be on the same wi-fi network. I would recommend using the link below to help get everything set up. If this is still not working you can also try getting a new sim card for your tablet