So, I'm currently travelling internationally (as I do a lot). This iOS Difits app really is more of an alpha, than a beta. It is far from smooth. I hope there are a lot of changes ahead shortly. I she a few comments and questions.
My desired usage this trip was simple. I have a google Fi SIM. And, keep in mind, Google Fi now offers full LTE international data at the
same $10/GB as domestic, which is far faster than T-Mo One plus I have. So, I figure I'd use the Fi SIM on the iPhone for the LTE, And use the digits app to facilitate my normal T-Mo number. This way if ah e the fast data, and also get my main numbers' SMSs via the Digits app.
So, after struggling a bit in the digits all, to discover the Fi number, I finally got it. I then encountered the following issues:
1) Calls did not come in on Digits. Consistently went to my voicemail. Would not ring, with either data only or the minutes option.
However, the couple times a few weeks ago I got it to ring, it rang through the app. How come it doesn't hook into the new iOS 10 phone API, like WhatsApp and other voip type apps do?
2) when I restarted the phone, the digits app was in a perpetual loop to activate my digits line. It never popped into active line. I gave up the Fi SIM idea, and went back to my T-Mo SIM
3) SMSs don't come in order on occasion. I start the digits app after the Fi SIM is inserted, and up to 10 minutes later, a random SMS will arrive that was between and earlier and later one in a thread.
ALso, no matter how I set the options up (data only, or using minutes), my T-Mo numbers' caller ID doesn't show up to the recipient on outgoing calls. Is this a known issue?
I find the app to be very fickle and unreliable. It doesn't seem to hook into iOS as seamlessly as any other voip or messaging app.
I Should also mention that during today's experiment, the Google Fi SIM worked perfectly in my iPhone On its own. I just can't afford to not have incoming SMSs from my T-Mo number. Which is what I was hoping the digits apps main advantage would be in this scenario.
Im very much in favor of having this app work properly. I'd be happy to discuss these issues and attempt solutions via voice, if that would be helpful.