Am looking for a tablet that can make calls as well as send SMS. Is the iPad air a good choice for this?
You can make video calls via Facetime or Skype, audio calls too or send messages via iMessage but no cellular communication.
All iPads don't support calls or texts over cellular. You might have to look for other options like Galaxy Tab 3 or Asus Fonepad if both internet and cellular calls are very important to you.