Interesting Use of Handoff Features While Traveling Overseas

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  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    Since you don't really need to have your iPhone, iPad or iMac connected to the same wifi or bluetooth to receive or sent SMS and phone calls. If you leave your iPhone at home and carry your iPad or Macbook around, you can technically still make phone call and sent SMS while you are in another country, you just need your iPad or MacBook be connected to wifi all the time.

    Can anyone confirm if my theory is workable?
     
  2. Archer1440 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting question. I will be in Japan in a couple of days but certainly won't be leaving my iPhone at home to test this #
     
  3. s.golod macrumors newbie

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    iPhone & iPad must be connected to same Wi-Fi network. Sorry...
     
  4. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested, you do not need to connect to the same wifi or BT to send message.
     
  5. borgusio macrumors regular

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    Wow, that would be really great... and reduce a lot my telephone costs if true since I have a second phone which I use in just one country!
     
  6. hpman247 macrumors regular

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    You don't need to be on the same wifi or BT ro send a message, but you do need to be on the same wifi to make a call

    Technically, if you connected over a VPN that you established to get on the same network abroad as at home, this MIGHT be possible.
     
  7. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do you connect over a VPN to get the same wifi network at home?
     

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