Why can't I use the iPad as my smartphone?

My basic question is,why can't I use the IPad as my smartphone? Ipad is doing everything what a smartphone does, except the calling facilities. Since IPad can connect to the Internet(WiFi), and via VOIP services like skype or yahoo, we can very well connect to any mobile or landline phone. So what I'm asking is, Ipad can very well provide some User interface as phone does and internally it can use the VOIP to connect to phones. Share your views.

My basic question is,why can't I use the IPad as my smartphone?
You can as long as you don't want to make calls over a mobile phone network as the iPad doesn't have the hardware to make calls that way.
At least we'll be able to recognise you on a call:

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