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December 2, 2020

Apple Wi-Fi calling is a bug, not a feature


Not Now.

In fact, Not Ever.

Every day the dialogue window above appears on one or more of my Apple devices; up to now I've always clicked "Turn On" even though I'm really not sure what benefit it offers me.

But then I got to thinking: maybe Wi-Fi calling is related to the cacophony that ensues — laptop, iPads, Apple Watches all making various phone ringing sounds — when someone calls, while my iPhone remains silent.

It's making me crazy.

A phone is for phone calls and all that other apparatus is for everything else.

From now on I'm gonna channel Nancy Reagan and just say "No" when that box pops up.

Just for laughs, I Googled this subject and a zillion results came back, of which the one below 

Screen Shot 2020-11-29 at 11.09.10 AM

is representative.

December 2, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


My sister lives in a hole/valley and gets terrible cell service. WIFI calling makes her iphone useful. We live at the top of the same creek and going into it is a challenge for cell service (there's a brewery there). I have never gotten that pop up, but my iphone is being used like an ipod and my ipad is obsolete.

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Dec 2, 2020 8:10:43 PM

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