iPhone iCloud Calling using Sprint when iPhone is not nearby

rigormortis

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looks pretty straight forward to me. you wanted to add wifi calling to your phone, so your phone instead of saying " please contact your carrier to enable wifi calling! " instead it goes to a landing page on sprint where you can click a check mark to add it to your plan and submit it., does it actually work? you should try activating it and see if lets you add wifi calling to other devices running the latest public beta

9.0.2 would just tell you to call the carrier to add wifi calling to your plan, so i tried calling t-mobile
and they were like , we do not know how. because all our plans are supposed to have it

eventually wifi calling on t-mobile worked fine. i even sent a sms using my macbook pro at a tire store when my iPhone was left at home
 

Scubadiver

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No this is not WIFI calling on the phone, that has been working for some time now.

This allows your other iDevices to make/receive phones calls using Sprint even when your iPhone is not nearby, or turned off. (Using your iCloud account).

It works fine, I shut my iPhone off, and then used Facetime to make a call to a landline phone. The displayed Caller ID was my cell number. I'm not really sure when you would need this, perhaps if your phone was lost or broken.

Apparently there will be a charge in the future to use this.

BTW I'm using the latest public betas for both iPhone and OS X.

looks pretty straight forward to me. you wanted to add wifi calling to your phone, so your phone instead of saying " please contact your carrier to enable wifi calling! " instead it goes to a landing page on sprint where you can click a check mark to add it to your plan and submit it., does it actually work? you should try activating it and see if lets you add wifi calling to other devices running the latest public beta

9.0.2 would just tell you to call the carrier to add wifi calling to your plan, so i tried calling t-mobile
and they were like , we do not know how. because all our plans are supposed to have it

eventually wifi calling on t-mobile worked fine. i even sent a sms using my macbook pro at a tire store when my iPhone was left at home
 
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rigormortis

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No this is not WIFI calling on the phone, that has been working for some time now.

This allows your other iDevices to make/receive phones calls using Sprint even when your iPhone is not nearby, or turned off. (Using your iCloud account).

It works fine, I shut my iPhone off, and then used Facetime to make a call to a landline phone. The displayed Caller ID was my cell number. I'm not really sure when you would need this, perhaps if your phone was lost or broken.

Apparently there will be a charge in the future to use this.

BTW I'm using the latest public betas for both iPhone and OS X.

oh hell yeah. I'm sorry i didn't realize that till later. i use that all the time. even if your phone goes to zero charge and you cant charge it, you can still place and receive calls on your apple watch, ipad, iPod, mac, that is why you want it.

that wifi calling feature when the iPhone is not nearby is not limited to FaceTime audio calls. they are wifi to cellular calls and i was testing it yesterday and "calls on other devices" work for text messages as well.

before iOS 9, continuity allowed you to answer a phone call on a mac or an ipad or whatever as long as your phone was on the same wifi network. so your phone had to be nearby and on the same wifi network. well now with iOS 9 , wifi calling , and "calls on other devices" you don't need it to be on the same wifi network.

so thats pretty awesome. so the special feature that t-moible currently has, is coming to sprint. now if only AT&T and verizon would allow it

you are perfectly fine on an unlimited calling plan, but if you are on a per minute plan, wifi to cellular calls deduct minutes from your plan, like using your phone on an legacy plan does now


this is the greatest thing in the world. its like having an AT&T 4G microcell at every free wifi hotspot for your ipad
 
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rigormortis

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i think the primary reason why you want this is so you can leave your iPhone on its charger and never have to worry about how your iPhone only lasts a day , heh
 
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