Monday, August 10, 2015

iOS 9 Supporting WiFi Calling - Not Just for T-Mobile

With today's release of iOS 9 Beta 5 (and Public Beta 3), Apple is now allowing us to select "WiFi Calling" in the Settings app for carriers like AT&T.  However, AT&T mobile users are presented with the message "Wi-Fi Calling isn't yet available in your area, but check back soon."

The WiFi Calling feature allows you to make and receive phone calls - via your standard cellular account - if your phone has WiFi coverage, but lacks a cellular signal.  This means, for example, if you are at the doctor's office and don't get a signal, but they have a guest WiFi that you can connect to, your phone works 100% just like an iPhone (and not just for texting and apps).

AT&T has made this feature available to users in some areas - and mine was lucky enough to be one. After using it all day, it has been totally flawless.  I highly recommend it, and if you are in an area with good WiFi, but bad cellular - upgrade to iOS 9 as soon as you can.

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