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Rumor: iPhone 13 will be able to make Emergency calls and send Emergency texts without cellular

  1. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Aug 31, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Aug 31, 2021 :
    It’s now in the news that the iPhone 13 will allegedly indeed have this technology and that’s going to be used for emergencies.

    According to a new report published by Bloomberg (paywall), this will be called “Emergency Message via Satellite” and will allow the customers to contact their emergency contacts and emergency services even when the device doesn’t have a cell signal.

    Instead of a green or a blue bubble, these messages will have a grey bubble and, allegedly, will reach others even when the Do Not Disturb mode is activated.

    Another piece of information mentions that the device will ask what kind of emergency is happening, “whether it involves a car, boat, plane or fire,” according to Bloomberg.

    The customers will be able to send the location and their Medical IDs.

    Like it was mentioned, even if the new iPhone has this hardware technology, one source claims that the new features won’t probably be released until 2022.
     

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  2. cr.mario
    Cupcake Aug 31, 2021

  3. Deepak_koslia
    Honeycomb Aug 31, 2021


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    Froyo Aug 31, 2021


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  5. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Aug 31, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Aug 31, 2021 :
    Those are some good questions that for now don't have an answer.

    About the impact on battery, however, if this will only be used for emergencies, I don't think it'll have a significant one.
     

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  6. RkDia
    Froyo Aug 31, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 31, 2021

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  8. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Aug 31, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Aug 31, 2021 :
    Well this definitely makes sense now and indeed it could be life saving at a time.

    And now I really hope that this is just not a rumour only.
     

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  9. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Aug 31, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Aug 31, 2021 :
    Completely agree with you. If it is a safety feature that can potentially save lives, I hope it becomes a reality and that Android follows suit with the X65.
     

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  10. theoceaneer , via OnePlus 7T Glacier Blue , Aug 31, 2021 :
    This is a very interesting and amazing news. I work in the maritime profession and network is always an issue for people like us. Out at sea, we get network connectivity problems because deep seas are not covered, for obvious reasons. We have satellite internet, yes, but it's way more expensive. If a technology like this is available, it would be a blessing! Looking forward to more details on this!
     

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  11. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Aug 31, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Aug 31, 2021 :
    True, it has changed the whole perspective with safety as a purpose and Android should follow the suit as well.
     

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  12. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Aug 31, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Aug 31, 2021 :
    Many thanks for sharing your point of view - it's a great addition for the thread, since it's a rare one here.

    When you out in the sea, do you remember what was the longest period of time you were without a connection?

    Thank you once again.
     

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  14. Ujwalvm
    Cupcake Aug 31, 2021

  15. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Writers' Club Aug 31, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Aug 31, 2021 :
    Yes, according to the new report from Bloomberg, this feature will only be used to make emergency connections.
     

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  18. asish022
    Honeycomb Aug 31, 2021

    asish022 , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Aug 31, 2021 :
    I think that calls may be possible between two supporting devices iPhone 13 to iPhone 13..it would be better when the calls possible to all smartphone
     

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  19. Muzahid
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