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Jedi Knight
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OK, this is too cool!

My new iPhone 6 was in the bedroom, on its charger; I'm in the kitchen eating breakfast.

I got a call on the iPhone; my iPad(!) in the kitchen with me, "rang" saying I had an incoming call from <name>, and would I like to answer it?

I clicked yes and took the call via my iPad instead of running into the bedroom to answer it.

Postscript: Now I'm at my desktop computer. A notice had popped up there too, asking me if I wanted to answer the call via the desktop.

The reason I'm surprised is that from everything I've read, this feature requires newer model hardware than my iPad 2 and 2010 MBP, both of which lack the "required" BlueTooth-4 LE hardware. Apparently, it will work as long as all the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network!

Question:
I believe I saw in the ADC Keynote that the feature works both ways -- you're supposed to be able to initiate a cellular call from your computer/tablet.
Does anyone know how to do this?
I don't see an app for it.
 
Posts: 234 | Location: Oak Park, MI | Registered: June 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Jedi Knight
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Answered my own question about placing outgoing calls:
If the person you want to call is in your Contacts, you'll see a little telephone icon next to their phone number. Clicking it on the OSX computer or iPad will bring up a dialog offering to place your call using the iPhone (even if the phone is asleep).

But there doesn't seem to be a way to call a number not in your contact list?
 
Posts: 234 | Location: Oak Park, MI | Registered: June 11, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Poobah
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Looks like I probably won't be able to use this feature as it does not work if you have WiFi calling enabled. I plan on keeping mine set to WiFi calling enabled.
 
Posts: 2095 | Location: Grand Rapids, MI | Registered: June 10, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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