T-Mobile first in U.S. to allow iPhone users with iOS 9 beta to employ Continuity over cellular

T-Mobile first in U.S. to allow iPhone users with iOS 9 beta to employ Continuity over cellular
Apple's Continuity feature allows you to start a text conversation and continue it using a different device. For example, start texting your pal Joe Blow from Idaho using your iPhone, and continue the chat using your iPad. The only condition is that both of your devices have to be running on the same Wi-Fi pipeline. You can also do the same thing with a phone call. Let's say that the phone rings and you can't get to your iPhone. If your iPad is on the same Wi-Fi network, you can see the name of the person who is calling from your iOS slate, and his profile picture. Swipe on a call notification and answer it, decline to answer it, or send a quick message.

But iOS 9 is going to allow those with Apple devices to use Continuity over cellular. T-Mobile subscribers are the first to have the ability to use this new feature. If you have the iOS 9 beta installed, you can switch devices to continue texts and phone conversations, even if the iPhone and iPad being used are not on a Wi-Fi pipeline. Eventually, this will be available for customers of most (if not all) carriers.

Again, Continuity over cellular is coming to iOS 9. If Continuity is a feature you use often and you want to cut the Wi-Fi strings that hold you back, you might want to install the preview version of the iOS 9 beta so that you can use Continuity over a cellular connection right now. Keep in mind that currently, this is available only for T-Mobile subscribers.

source: Engadget

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12 Comments

1. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I feel sorry for the store reps. You know they're going to get somebody who has no business with the beta software come in and make ungodly demands because "I bought the phone from you".

11. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

I shudder at the thought.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

this will be great for the watch. I do beleive you need to have wifi for this to work though. You just don't have to be on the same wifi network anymore. If they put a cell chip in the watch in the future, you can really leave your phone at home or in the car and not have to pay separate bills for both.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Actually, I just realized that this is done through wifi calling. This will be huge for the watch!

4. gaming64 unregistered

Man, that's great! That would be a perfect future for Appleholics who own mpst of their devices(shame for that guy though. His arsehole girlfriend threw a waste of iDevices which he worked for. *sigh* impulsive women.).

5. gaming64 unregistered

Are there any Continuity-like apps on Android. I just need to know.

8. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

There is Blend for BlackBerry 10 devices similar idea but a little different functionality.

7. Tizo101

Posts: 597; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Pointless feature for most. Do people still spend time calling and old fashion texting? I wonder what happened to WhatsApp and another interesting question is why would a person want to move a call to an ipad? isn't the phone much better suited for calling? POINTLESS!

9. gaming64 unregistered

The point of Continuity is to allow you to respond to any call or text on any platforms with ease. It was never meant to replace your iPhone. At least its something new from Apple.

10. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Like Google Voice and Google Hangouts have offered for years now?

12. cnpthe3rd

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 01, 2009

yeah I use Google Voice I can answer or make calls and texts from any device on any network any place any time much better than apple's "NEW" feture and its been the norm for google for years

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