iOS 9 brings Wifi Calling to all other devices

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  1. Jukens, Jun 9, 2015
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    Jukens macrumors regular

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    Didn't see anyone mention this but its a huge feature for me being a T-Mobile customer and working and living with no coverage into the buildings. Title says it all and I even tested it with my watch to make and receive a wifi call. You will now be able to send and receive calls on iPad, watch, and macs while your phone is on a carrier wifi signal.
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  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I have Verizon and there's no WiFi calling yet. T-Mobile has had it for awhile now I think.
     
  3. Jukens thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wasn't referring to them enabling it for all carriers. I meant all other devices besides iPhones. Prior to iOS 9 when you enable wifi calling calls no calls get forwarded to your other devices while on wifi.
     
  4. andrewhl macrumors newbie

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    I believe he's referring to the older devices like the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile in which case that's a huge plus for those using those devices.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Ah, gotcha. Sorry about that lol
     
  6. jfreed macrumors member

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    I literally noticed this about two hours ago. I'm precisely in the same boat as the OP. So psyched!
     
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    I hate that Verizon doesn't offer this. They said they don't ever plan to add the feature because their coverage is good enough anyway and customers "won't need it."

    Screw you Verizon. You are stripping us of all good features, you are now charging us more money with this new plan of yours, and you just don't care.

    I so wish T-Mobile had better coverage where I live.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon said they were planning on adding the feature this year. I believe middle of the year was mentioned somewhere, but I think it was more like the second half of the year essentially.
     
  10. N8Howell33 macrumors member

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    Verizon spokesman confirmed it is coming this year but stated didn't know which phones it will apply to. I guess iPhone 6 and up.
     
  11. Anijake macrumors 6502

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    just noticed this as well, T-Mobile can now call from my iMac and iPad....Cool!
     
  12. eicca macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 5 doesn't have that option. I heard somewhere that it never will.
     
  13. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. My iPhone doesn't have the "Add Wifi Calling to other devices" toggle either. Just the option to have other devices ring when they're near the iPhone. I'm on AT&T in the US.
     
  14. wbrat macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering, why is it carrier dependent at all. It really should be available to anyone, just like sms forwarding...
     
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    My phone is on AT&T - WiFi calling and had several calls come in. I answered them on my rMBP and it was smooth. No issues. Nice to have a phone when the signal isn't the best indoors.
     

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