Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Using a MacBook Air as a phone


Evidently there are "apps" that would let me use my MacBook Air to make phone calls. But, the one I briefly tried required settings I do not have. Something referred to as SIM settings. The sample setup box implied a website address and a password. 

Anyone have info on making this work..


Community Power User
Community Power User

A SIM is required to connect to a cellular network. More info here:


SIM card - Wikipedia


You can pair your phone with your Mac:


Make and receive calls on your Mac, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support


If you wish to make calls without a phone you can get various VOIP programs to do this:


Best VoIP softphone apps for Mac in 2020-2021 (Research) (


I don't use a Mac so I cannot confirm the validity of this information.


Good luck!

Just a long time customer hoping to help.

Community Power User
Community Power User

Yes, for instance, Skype is one well known example of an App that lets you make and receive phone calls on your MacBook Air.


If you find a post useful, please give the author a "Kudo"