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Turn computer into a gsm phone. Is it possible?

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my cell phone got damaged and i was thinking. While i wait to replace the device itself i see alot of GSM SIM card readers. I was wondering it it possible to turn a computer (my laptop for instance) into a mobile gsm phone using one of those readers or something like it?
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A cellphone is basically a computer controlled radio.

The sim reader only allows the PC to read the computer data.

There is nothing in the computer itself that will generate the proper Radio signals to allow it to act as a cellphone.

Besides the fact that cellphones are so cheap, its kinda like asking;
"My lawn mower is broke, can I attach the blade to my Lincoln to mow the lawn?"
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