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iPhone 6 iOS8 Wifi Calling


Can anyone confirm this feature of iOS8 works on Koodo? TIA, Jay

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To clarify... I want to disable LTE/mobile data and use Wifi for calling when in poor coverage.
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I haven't heard any news on this from Koodo but Telus is looking to enable this sometimes in 2015. Hopefully Koodo will get it at the same time
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Why don't you Facetime audio instead of calling?
I want to ensure incoming calls to my mobile number aren't missed. FT audio would suffice if it was outgoing calls. So, I take it the answer is no. Can any Koodo customers confirm they can get incoming cell (not FT audio) calls on their mac's over wifi? Thx
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Jay wrote:

I want to ensure incoming calls to my mobile number aren't missed. FT audio would suffice if it ...

That facility works by a bluetooth connection between the Mac and iPhone, so if you don't have a good cellular connection to your phone, you won't be able to use the Mac either. You could use a VoIP service and set it up to have multiple phones (or a SIP client on your computer or phone) ring simultaneously. Any can answer.
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Jay wrote:

I want to ensure incoming calls to my mobile number aren't missed. FT audio would suffice if it ...

I have bluetooth desactivated on both devices and it still works. Handoff works with bluetooth, Continuity doesn't. But I'm talking about an iPad here. It should be the same when on a Mac
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Jay wrote:

I want to ensure incoming calls to my mobile number aren't missed. FT audio would suffice if it ...

I stand corrected! It connects through your Wi-Fi network, but still requires the iPhone have a current cellular connection. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT6337
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I do receive them on my iPad. I do not have a Mac son can't say anything on that!
Bummer. So.... the Rogers one number still has the new iOS8 feature beat at least with respect to not needing an active and current iPhone connected to the cellular network. With the Rogers 1 number, I can be anywhere in the world with an active internet connection (WiFi on a computer,wifi on my iphone, or wifi or LTE in current country on my iPad) and still get phone calls and texts through the Rogers 1 number app or web app. I was hoping this new iOS8 feature worked the same way so I could switch to Koodo as my Rogers contract is up. Thanks so much to everyone and their responses. Great community here. 😞

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