As I think I have previously posted, Sue and I both got cell phones sometime last fall. We are getting more or less comfortable with them although I can still get a bit confused when my phone rings or especially when there has been a missed call. I try to figure out who called and invariably start to redial that number. I am aware enough to hung up before it connects, but it's a close miss.
Somehow, along the line, I have linked my iPhone and iPad. I mean to say that I did something or other, so that I can send text messages from the iPad as if it were the iPhone. I can message directly to a cell phone without a sim card in my tablet.
This is very handy, as I'd rather type from the tablet, especially since I also have a keyboard attached.
As I said, it's handy: so handy that we tried to set up Sue's devices in the same way. Could not figure it out. How did I do it on my system in the first place? I don't know. We've even tried to Google the answer and came up with something or other but could make it work on her devices.
That's the background. Here's what happened yesterday.
We were at Sha's house, taking care of cats while she is away. We stay for about an hour to give them some company, and the one cat usually sits on my lap the whole time.
I was reading on my iPad when the screen suddenly flashed, telling me I had a call. I think it said it was transferring from my phone which was sitting nearby but was off at the time. I pressed the icon and was able to talk to the caller. I was able to talk from my tablet as if it were my phone.
This blew me away. I had no idea that this could be done. You probably do because you are smart, but I am obviously not smart. My phone and tablet are smart, but I am not.