T-Mobile wifi calling

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by rigormortis, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    I'll post here too

    It was reported that T-Mobile would be
    The first carrier to allow you to make phone calls on your iPad and other devices when your iPhone is at a different location

    I spoke to apple and they said "
    Not nearby " means more then 10 feet away and on the same wifi network

    It looks like the story about T-Mobile was made up.

    I'd like to hear from people who were able to actually do what 9to5 claimed

    Was this a feature of the beta ?

    I don't think what they claimed was even a press's release.

    Link
    http://9to5mac.com/2015/06/10/t-mobile-ios-9-cellular-continuity-iphone-ipad-mac/
     
  2. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a T-Mobile customer and I can enable that just fine on devices that run iOS 9, OS X 10.11 or watchOS 2. Look for it in Settings>Phone>Phone Calls on other devices or something like that
     
  3. rigormortis, Sep 17, 2015
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    rigormortis thread starter macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    yes. i can activate it too. but the blogs say that were supposed to be able to leave the iPhone at home and use an iPad or iPod touch at a remote location to make cellular phone calls.

    it looks like that claim was made up by the media back in june 2015 and the capability we have now is not what we were promised

    this apple support page, says the iPhone can be far away or turned off.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203032
     
  4. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    You can't have that turned on if you also have wifi calling enabled. So If u have bad reception, you are forced to use wifi calling and to disable call forwarding to other devices
     
  5. rigormortis thread starter macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    i got it to work after reseeding the sim card.

    i am getting an occasional error say to contact tmobile to activate wifi calling

    i have the iPad and iPhone next to each other using 2 different wifi hotspots , one is uverse and the other is sprint, and the call went through. i even turned off the iPhone, and the call from the iPad went through.

    i even turned off bluetooth to prove it wasn't using it, and i even turned off my iPhone in the middle of the call and the ipad did not hang up. so when applecare and t-mobile was saying this wasn't a feature, i think they were wrong

    the reason its not going through is it might be a e911 issue. ill have to go to mcdonalds to test it more. the iPad is a cellular model with its own sim card, so this might be preventing it from working. it seemed to work better than the airplane mode was on but wifi and bluetooth was on
     
  6. rigormortis thread starter macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    it was my understanding that iOS 8 did not allow you to forward calls to other devices when wifi calling was enabled.

    this was an actual warning that showed up on the iPhone if you tried to do this

    it is my understanding that with iOS 9 and T-mobile customers, you can have both enabled at the same time , and i do, and its now working, even when the iPhone was turned off
     
  7. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    As I understand it as well that is also how it works on iOS 9
     
  8. rigormortis thread starter macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    that is how it works for every other cell phone company except t-moble.
     

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