Interesting Use of Handoff Features While Traveling Overseas

seasurfer

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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?
 

Archer1440

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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 #
 

s.golod

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Jan 8, 2014
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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?
iPhone & iPad must be connected to same Wi-Fi network. Sorry...
 

borgusio

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Jul 22, 2011
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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!
 

hpman247

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Jun 6, 2011
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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.
 

seasurfer

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Dec 12, 2007
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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.
How do you connect over a VPN to get the same wifi network at home?