Any way to force WiFi Calling even when carrier network strength is strong?

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  1. Pd1, Jun 15, 2016
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    Pd1 macrumors newbie

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    From this thread, it appears that Android phones have the option to set the preference. Any way to do this with an iPhone? I've already enabled WiFi Calling, and it works great when the signal strength drops to 2 bars or so, but I'd like to use it whenever I have adequate WiFi, regardless of network strength.

    Help?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont think there is such tweak currently.
    Who is your carrier? AT&T or Verizon?
    Another way of doing that is putting the phone in airplane mode and turning wifi on.
    It will stay on wifi calling and every text and call will come in using wifi.
    I hate how some carriers have it setup like that.
    It doesn't make sense.
    I'm connected to strong and fast wifi, I rather stick with wifi calling and switch to carrier network only when I'm out and away from wifi.
     
  3. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

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    The worst is when it is constantly switching back and forth during a call. At my office my wifi is strong but the cell signal isn't steady so it wants to keep switching back and forth when the cell signal comes and goes. Very annoying.

    Wouldn't putting your phone in airplane mode make it so it won't receive SMS messages, only iMessage?
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    WiFi calling works for calls and messages (not even counting iMessages which simply use data anyway).
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Only if you turn on wifi
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Everything will come in as normal with wifi calling and airplane mode including texts, calls and iMessages.
     
  7. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to be able to do this as well. I have a T-Mobile and an AT&T iPhone, and between the two T-Mobile did the WiFi calling 100% right. AT&T blundered as usual. With T-Mobile, the phone prioritizes wifi calling. You can be on 5 bars sitting on top of a cell tower, and it'll still use wifi calling before cellular.

    Why is this good? Because WiFi calling has about 1/4th the latency (assuming you're on good internet) of cellular calling. Might not seem like much, say 9 ms via cable modem vs 30 ms on a cell connection, but it makes a huuuuuuge difference in call quality. Feels like talking on a landline, clear, true full duplex, it's like having a conversation in person.

    I would LOVE to be able to force my ATT phone to go wifi first, cellular second. If anyone has figured a way to do it without turning off cellular, please share!
     
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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's a good question and makes sense that you asked it in the JB section.
    Hope they is a way for a JB hack to enable such feature for AT&T and Verizon consumers that would like not having to keep putting their phone in airplane mode on and off to stay connected to wifi calling.
     
  10. westcliffecolorado macrumors newbie

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    Uh, care to share? Or, can you share here?
     
  11. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing his post was in error?
     
  12. Pd1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bump since jailbreaking is now a thing again.
     

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