AT&T Wifi Calling - FCC Waiver Granted?

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  1. rantor49 macrumors regular

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    Yep, sure looks that way. Wonder why there has not been a bigger news story out.
     
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    Nice find! Definitely looks like the waiver has been granted.
     
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    Not sure myself since I always have a strong AT&T signal. I imagine that when traveling that sometimes all you have is wifi. That could make quite a difference.
     
  6. PaulNY macrumors member

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    I have a bunch of places where I don't get cell signal but have great wifi coverage (I work in IT and have to visit warehouses fairly often that have no signal)...so this is a welcome addition.

    My family also just bought a house in the middle of nowhere GA that has terrible reception for all carriers. We have a microcell but it really doesnt cover the whole house like our wifi connection does.
     
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    LOL now we'll see if AT&T was telling the truth. Were they really waiting on the FCC or were they trying to drag their feet to buy extra time...
     
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    Some of us work in large buildings in major cities where cell signals aren't always reliable. I usually have to go outside my office tower to make a phone call, since AT&T's signal simply doesn't penetrate through the building's walls. Wi-Fi calling will work wonders for many people.
     
  9. Jonopaige thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why the big desire? Both my home and work locations are supposedly in good signal strength areas. The reality is that at home we have to rely on a Microcell which works when it feels like working. Same at work except no microcell there. Probably with the exception of Verizon, most carriers coverage maps are just a lie, especially where indoor coverage is concerned. So yeah, Wifi calling is a big deal to me.
     
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    I currently have to use a 3G MicroCell at home which sucks. Very much looking forward to wifi calling as unlike my non existent cell service I have very good internet service and strong wifi all throughout my home.
     
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    I have absolutely no service at my workplace. WiFi calling will be a fantastic service for me.
     
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    I was able to activate it because I was in the 9.0 public beta. It has been great for me. I have one room in my house (my office!) which always had poor signal. Since I have been on AT&T Wi-Fi I haven't missed a call. The call quality has been very good.
     
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    From the posts I have seen in other threads, there seem to be a set of conditions that have to be met for the activation to take place. In addition, the fact that the news says the waiver was granted doesn't mean the "switch" has been thrown yet. When I did my activation, it took a few tries before the activation was completed.
     
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    Do keep in mind, certain wifi hotspots block most ports other than 80/443(like at my work). You will need certain udp ports open for wifi calling to get enabled.
     
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    Lets hope they don't take too long.
    In my basement I get very low signal and my calls go in and out.
    Would be great to be able to use wifi to have a steady and reliable connection when in bad reception places.
     
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    I'm ready!
     
  18. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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    ah ok. ive been with att for almost 20 years and ive always had great reception inside large buildings in downtown atlanta. i thought it was tmobile that sucked inside buildings
     
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