What is call and text on other devices
In the United States, people use different terms to describe their phone service. Some of these are mentioned below: -Call: A voice call where you talk to another person. -Text: A message that is sent over the internet and can be read on a phone, tablet, or computer. -SMS (Short Message Service): A text message. -MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Messages that contain multimedia files such as photos or videos.
-Mobile Data: Wireless internet connection from your mobile provider which allows you to connect to the internet while you are on the go. This service is usually billed by data usage per month as opposed to minutes used in voice calls. -Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity): A wireless internet connection from a nearby wireless hotspot.
How to make a call or send a text message on another device
These instructions will help you make a call or send a text message on your device when you are away from home. -To make a call, follow these steps: 1. Click the Application icon at the bottom of your screen. 2. Click the Communication Settings icon. 3. Select Text Message or Call Voicemail in the Communication Settings menu (shown in Figure 4). Figure 4 – Select Text Message or Call Voicemail 4. To send a text message, click the Text Messaging icon at the top of your screen (shown in Figure 5). OR go to a website that offers text messaging, such as www .txt .com . The website will ask you to enter a code. The code is based on the telephone number that you have listed in your phone. Figure 5 – Text Messaging icon at top of screen 5. Enter the code, and click Send Message. 6. When you receive a text message, follow these steps: 1. Click the Message icon (shown in Figure 6) to view, delete or forward an incoming text message (incoming calls will ring your phone).
2. Click Send Message. Figure 6 – Message icon at top of screen
3. Select one of the options in the Send Message dialog (shown in Figure 7): -Type your name and phone number, as you normally do when you send a text message, and click Send to send the text message (shown in Figure 7). -To include an attachment, click Attach File or Attach Picture. You will upload an image to your device, and then click Send.
4. Click OK to save changes or Cancel to abort changes. Figure 7 – Send Message dialog
PLEASE NOTE: When you send a text message, the recipient may charge you a fee. Contact the recipient or their service provider to verify that no additional charges will be billed to your account. END OF ARTICLE… thanks for reading this far 🙂
Why you might need to use call and text on other devices
You need to use call and text on other devices if you are going to be away from your home for a long period of time or you are going somewhere that does not have reception for 2G, Edge, or 3G networks. Verizon and Sprint do not offer data service for 2G, 3G, Edge, or 4G networks. AT&T does not offer data service for 2G, 3G, Edge, or 4G networks. -Call: A voice call where you talk to another person. -Text: A text message that is sent to another person through your mobile device’s phone number and e-mail address. -Roaming: A network where you can use your mobile phone while you are outside of your home country and are using a SIM card that is not the same one that is in your home country. -When call and text is turned on, your data usage will be charged when you use it.
What kind of coverage do I have in my home area?
Verizon Wireless 3G/3GS/4G LTE coverage map: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=pubcontent& site=B2C&catalogId=10051&categoryId=100020 AT&T 3G coverage map: http://www.att.com/maps/wireless/4glte_coverage.html Sprint 2G coverage map: http://www.sprint.com/us/wireless/coverage.html T-Mobile 4G coverage map: http://www.t-mobile.com/deals/promotions-data-rates/promo-maps *Due to carrier policies and terms, coverage information should be verified prior to purchasing any plan.*
What is important to know about your coverage?
Examples of when you would want to use call and text on other devices
If you are in another country, you will not have cell phone reception. In this case, call and text on other devices are the only way to make or receive a call. – When you leave the United States and go to another country that does not use Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T systems. – When you are in an area with no reception for 2G or 3G systems. – When you travel to an area with no reception for 2G, Edge, or 3G systems. – The cell phone that you are using is a newer device. In this case, call and text on other devices are the only way to make or receive a call. – When you use travel in an area with no reception for 2G, Edge, or 3G systems. – When you use a device that is not an Android phone or iPhone. In this case, call and text on other devices are the only way to make or receive a call.
Note: You can make and receive calls using any Android phone when you have Google Voice for call and text on other devices. To learn how to get Google Voice, go to http://www.google.com/voice/.
Note: You can use your 4G LTE device as a modem with your laptop so that you can access the Internet. To learn how to do this, go to http://www.google.com/voice/.
How to get started using call and text on other devices
You can now use call and text on other devices to make and receive calls, send text messages, and make picture or video messages. This new feature will be listed as a banner on your device’s top menu bar. It also appears in the communications settings menu of certain applications (see Figure 6). Figure 6 – The Call and Text icon on the top bar of certain applications
If you don’t see the icon, make sure that you have your device connected to a Wi-Fi network. For more information, see “How do I connect with Wi-Fi?”
To make and receive calls using this feature, you must be in one of two places. The first would be anywhere that you can use standard phone calling; for example, on your way to or from a phone call or placed in a place that allows mobile phone calls but not cellular data. The second would be Bluetooth-enabled devices.
If you make a call using the new feature, you will hear an announcement from your device stating that “Some features are not available on this device.” To make or receive calls, contact your service provider or visit the Cellular Data website at www.cellulardata.com/CountryContracting to change your country of service. This will ensure you have access to calling features when visiting a foreign country where roaming charges may apply or some countries do not provide Wi-Fi services in public places.
If you are able to make and receive calls using the new feature, you must also ensure that your contact list is up-to-date. Find out how to update your contacts (see Figure 7).