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iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. #635300 11/02/15 05:08 PM
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It seems there is a new feature in 9 that will switch your data to your cell signal if it detects that the wi-fi signal is weak. I had not heard of it till today.

Seems some are suing Apple for not making it clear what it does.

Wi-Fi assist.

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: Reboot] #635303 11/02/15 06:22 PM
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I wanna sue somebody! I feel so left out. frown

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: Reboot] #635304 11/02/15 07:38 PM
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I have been prompted several times to switch. Calling from my house where I have never had a connection issue. Each time it prompts I look at my signal. 2 bars/circles. WTF?
Also be aware of issues with 911 calls.

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: NucleusG4] #635306 11/02/15 09:06 PM
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Yeah, 911 calls from cell phones are hit or miss anyway. They don't give exact locations like on TV. smirk

If the call center happens to have the technology they can only get within 200 ft or so of where you are.

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: Acumowchek] #635307 11/02/15 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
I wa__a sue som_bo__! I fee_ so l_ft _ut. frown
What was that? You're breaking up.

Must be on T-Mobile. smirk

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: Reboot] #635309 11/02/15 09:44 PM
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laugh Wise guy, huh? laugh

Re: iOS 9 Wi-Fi assist may eat up data. [Re: Reboot] #635323 11/03/15 12:01 PM
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Quote:
They don't give exact locations like on TV. smirk


Which is why you are required to give an exact address in order to turn on wifi calling. Not that this helps if you aren't home.

I think it also depends on where you live and your coverage. Here, my phone knows where I am within a few feet. Seems like they should have access to that info. If my Maps can tell where I am... then the phone should be made so they can access that info too.


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