AT&T DRIVE MODE APP FOR IPHONE HOW TO DOWNLOAD THIS???? PLEASE HELP

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AT&T DRIVE MODE APP FOR IPHONE HOW TO DOWNLOAD THIS???? PLEASE HELP

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY I CANNOT DOWNLOAD THE AT&T DRIVE MODE APP FOR THE IPHONE?? ITS THE TEXTING APP WHILE YOUR DRIVING. IT SAYS GO TO ITUNES OR THE APPLE APP STORE.....I HAVE DONE BOTH AND CANNOT FIND NO WHERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS.

 

ANY HELPFUL INFO WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

THANKS SO MUCH

 

TANGI

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Are you sure the app exists? If its not in the app store it either doesn't exist, or it's been pulled.
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I found this with a quick google search. Looks like it isn't for the iPhone yet.

 

 

"To reduce the temptation to text while driving, AT&T offers a simple – and free – mobile application, AT&T DriveMode – now available for its Android™ and BlackBerry® customers."

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So apparently there isn't such a thing for the iPhone yet. If they've already made the app for the Adroid and the BlackBerry, why are us iPhone customers being left out?

Is texting and driving not equally dangerous to us or are we more expendable? Smiley Happy

Actually, if I remember correctly, I seem to remember reading something in the "What's new?" notes for the release of iOS 6 that hinted at a similar sort of feature. Now I haven't upgraded my iPhone to the new iOS yet, but I'll pop back into the release notes to see if I remember correctly and then report my findings here.

Dan
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OK, actually what I remembered didn't have anything to do with text messages. In the release notes for iOS 6 it has a small section on what's new related to phone function and it says:

"Do Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications
'Reply with message' option when declining a call
'Remind me later' option based on time or location when declining a call."

Which are interesting improvements sure to be useful, when applied for the purpose, of keeping us safer on the road. So, the question remains, why hasn't AT&T DriveMode been made available as an app for us iPhone customers?
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Different Apps can take different times to get to the market.  There are differences in the programming and chaallanages to restriction of APIs depending on the OS.

 

With my new iPhone what I've been doing is using Siri.  if I see a message from someone I hold the Siri button, tell it to send them a text message stating to call me.  That way I can answer with my handsfree system.

 

But there has been issues where it doesn't always get it right, but its a start to the right track.

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WHY AND THE YELL IS THE IPHONE THE LAST PHONE TO ALWAYS GET "ANY" NEW APPS OR TECHNOLOGY!! THIS REALLY SUCKS APPLE!!! STICK AN ARROW IN IT!!!!!
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I usually never reply to posts but I just have to say, the post that complains about apple being the last to get new technologies....

 

SERIOUSLY???  Umm, Apple is the inventor of technology.  Smart phones, apps, and the ability to use your phone for more then making a call and sending a text message are all possible because of Apple.  Think about it, before the iphone, a "smartphone" could make calls, send texts, and had a calander palm pilot type system with a small 1 inch screen that used the 0-9 numbers to enter information.  Seriously, the android platform, and all those other "smartphones" are just a copy of the Apple iPhone.

 

I would like to say: THANKS APPLE FOR ALL THE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS YOU HAVE PROVIDED THE WORLD, NOW AND IN THE PAST.  I WONT FORGET YOU ARE THE INVENTOR OF THE HOME COMPUTER.  WE LOVE YOU !!!

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munie1 wrote:
WHY AND THE YELL IS THE IPHONE THE LAST PHONE TO ALWAYS GET "ANY" NEW APPS OR TECHNOLOGY!! THIS REALLY SUCKS APPLE!!! STICK AN ARROW IN IT!!!!!

Seriously?  Apple doesn't write the apps, except the ones that come with the OS.  If you want a specific app, that's up to the app developer.  Also, there have been a number of apps that have appeared first on the iPhone and only come much later to Android.

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Matez wrote:

I usually never reply to posts but I just have to say, the post that complains about apple being the last to get new technologies....

 

SERIOUSLY???  Umm, Apple is the inventor of technology.  Smart phones, apps, and the ability to use your phone for more then making a call and sending a text message are all possible because of Apple.  Think about it, before the iphone, a "smartphone" could make calls, send texts, and had a calander palm pilot type system with a small 1 inch screen that used the 0-9 numbers to enter information.  Seriously, the android platform, and all those other "smartphones" are just a copy of the Apple iPhone.

 

I would like to say: THANKS APPLE FOR ALL THE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS YOU HAVE PROVIDED THE WORLD, NOW AND IN THE PAST.  I WONT FORGET YOU ARE THE INVENTOR OF THE HOME COMPUTER.  WE LOVE YOU !!!


Sorry to burst your bubble - apple did not invent the home computer, Scelbi & Mark-8 Altair & IBM 5100 Computers came out in the 1974/1975 range, the Apple, TRS80, Pet Commodore did not hit the home market till 1976. The rest of your cooments are equally uninformed

 

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Matez wrote:

 

SERIOUSLY???  Umm, Apple is the inventor of technology.  Smart phones, apps, and the ability to use your phone for more then making a call and sending a text message are all possible because of Apple.  Think about it, before the iphone, a "smartphone" could make calls, send texts, and had a calander palm pilot type system with a small 1 inch screen that used the 0-9 numbers to enter information.  Seriously, the android platform, and all those other "smartphones" are just a copy of the Apple iPhone.

 

I would like to say: THANKS APPLE FOR ALL THE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS YOU HAVE PROVIDED THE WORLD, NOW AND IN THE PAST.  I WONT FORGET YOU ARE THE INVENTOR OF THE HOME COMPUTER.  WE LOVE YOU !!!


I can only assume that the user made those two comments (which I underlined) with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek since otherwise the above post would clearly reek of Apple fandom--LOL!

 

Smartphones possible because of Apple?  Apple may have arguably taken the smartphone to a whole new level but in no way were smartphones possible because of Apple...not unless you're implying that they invented the smartphone as well?

 

Innovator of technology?  Look up the history of Siri--the main/only reason that Siri is available as an iOS function is because Apple bought the company responsible for the Siri technology.  Innovator indeed...

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awesome responses

 

 

meanwhile - why no DriveMode app for iPhone ?

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jwhalen860 wrote:

awesome responses

 

 

meanwhile - why no DriveMode app for iPhone ?



 


Ask Apple, they do not allow base access to the IOS/device at all, drive mode would require that. Would suggest thast you go over to the forums at www.apple.com and ask this question there.

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wingrider01 wrote:

Ask Apple, they do not allow base access to the IOS/device at all, drive mode would require that. Would suggest thast you go over to the forums at www.apple.com and ask this question there.


 

ah.  well that's too bad.  thanks for the answer!

 

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Really? AT&T and all the other large corporations run on Windows. They focus on getting their programs working first then they work on the others. Apple hopes to be the leader on their network but they essentially make 1 phone and have a very small share overall of the wireless market. Complain to AT&T.
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