Sprint iPhone Customers Take Full Advantage of Wi-Fi Calling with Apple’s Latest Software Update
Seamlessly start and end calls to your primary number with your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch or Mac
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 21, 2015 - Following today’s release of iOS 9.1, iPhone customers on Sprint will gain access to Apple’s enhanced Wi-Fi calling feature. This innovative capability gives users the ability to make and receive calls from multiple devices with a single number. Now whenever your iPhone rings, you can just as easily take the call right on your iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch or even your Mac because they can all keep you connected with the same number.
“Customers already enjoy seamlessly responding to texts and email from a variety of great Apple devices,” said David Owens, senior vice president, Product Development at Sprint. “Now they can bring that flexibility to the primary phone number their friends, family and colleagues know best. This great feature puts the power of device choice in our customers’ hands.”
Single-number calling takes just a few steps to set up:
Download iOS 9.1 on all your iOS devices and be sure you are running the latest software on Apple Watch and Mac. iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
|2.||Primary and additional devices must use the same Apple ID and be signed into iCloud.|
|3.||Be sure Wi-Fi Calling is enabled on your primary (Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling).|
|4.||Set up devices that are eligible as secondary devices (not activated as your primary number) to receive calls through the settings menu (Settings > FaceTime > Calls from iPhone).|
Wi-Fi is virtually everywhere – coffee shops, bookstores, airports, restaurants, hair salons, sporting venues and schools. Best of all, communications over a Wi-Fi network doesn’t count against minute or data limits on rate plans – it’s FREE. With Sprint’s Wi-Fi Calling, customers can access these Wi-Fi networks to talk and use data even when cellular service may be limited.
For more information on Wi-Fi Calling and compatible devices, please visit: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203032.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of June 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein