As far as Baelfire is concerned, there were several references to a world without magic, implying that there are several, or at elast mroe than one. All in all, not a bad plan, but if there are a bunch of worlds wihtout magic, there’s not much luck in finding the one that he is at, let alone the bothersome chore of getting back, especially if there is no obvious return ticket.
This does mean that Happilyl Ever After is an alternate universe, meaning that the writers can get away with a lot more. 😀
In terms of the phone call recieient, the producers clearly want us to think that August called Henry. I know that it’s not uncommon for eleven year olds to have iPhones nowaday, but I think Regina ahs a tighter leash on him.
As far as August’s true identity (becasue he can’t just be a creepy writer…), the judging by the promo, press release and other assorter spoilers, we’re being pointed to/told explicietly that he is Pinocchio