Richard from Florida writes:

Is there any way two iPads can talk to each other one is Apple the other is Android, we have tried different ways, but they all work with phone numbers. Is there another way?  Thank you.

Richard what you have here are two tablets, one an iPad and one an Android. The name iPad only applies to tablets manufactured by Apple and running the iOS system. If you say iPad when you mean Android, you might end up with some confusion along the way. You’re dealing with two separate operating systems, iOS and Android. Fortunately, that’s not really a problem.

 Messaging between the devices is a simple as downloading the Android version of an app for your Android and the Apple Skype App for your iPad. Skype will let you make voice and video calls. Viber is also an example of an app available for both platforms that offers voice calls. You do need a phone number to set up Viber. Skype will let you make voice and video calls. Any messaging app that allows video calls and has a version for Android and iPad should work.

~ Cynthia