Carrier At&t wifi calling - minor update...

r0k

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This morning I tried (unsucessfully) to enable wi-fi calling on my iPhone 6 running iOS 9.0.1 (and yes Apple calls it wi-fi in phone settings and wifi everywhere else. Usually I get a screen saying it is "not yet available in my area." This morning I got a new screen saying it would be "available soon." Of course At&t using the word "soon" is something like a 2,000 year old organization like the Catholic church using the word "soon". It could mean some time in the next few hundred years. This time I'm hoping it means some time in the next few weeks.
 

r0k

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Mine is actually up and running!
With iOS 9.0.1 or a beta version of iOS? It is pretty well known that At&t has been allowing beta testers to use wifi calling.

I'm not willing to put a beta on my iPhone just yet. I have to be able to manage my botnets and rogue State Department mail servers and the like. :D
 

tivoboy

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I had a couple calls yesterday, and they were the best calls I have ever had.. I thought it was an accidental facetime audio call. This was on two new 6s phones, one in bay area, other in boston.
 

daraj

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With iOS 9.0.1 or a beta version of iOS? It is pretty well known that At&t has been allowing beta testers to use wifi calling.

I'm not willing to put a beta on my iPhone just yet. I have to be able to manage my botnets and rogue State Department mail servers and the like. :D
on 9.0.1 and 9.0.2. All calls works perfect on Wifi. It not like T-mobile's WiFi calling, you turn it on it enables it automatically!! No, At&t's version of WiFi calling only kicks in when your reception drops to a specific dbm then it kicks in
 

Lobwedgephil

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Works for me on 9.0.2, but I honestly can't tell the difference when its been working.
 

gsmornot

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Works for me on 9.0.2, but I honestly can't tell the difference when its been working.
Same here. When I'm on a wifi call it sounds the same as a cell call. I hear the difference when the other person has a device that can do HDVoice, that sounds different but standard calls on wifi sounds the same as any. I signed up during the beta so I have the service and it kicks in while in the house. I thought prior to this my signal was pretty good but the phone thinks otherwise I guess.
 

SteveLV702

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stinks I had wifi calling on my iPhone 6 Plus working fine.. got my iPhone 6S Plus friday enabled wifi calling no problem and then was able to use it the rest of friday and all day saturday then sunday it just disabled itself and when I went to enable it I got the not available in area yet. When contacted AT&T they said its not available in 9.1 Beta 3... Yet it stopped working when was running 9.1 Beta 2.... And doesn't work on my other developer phone running 9.0.2 either.
 

aesc80

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Very interesting ... on my AT&T account with UDP (personal phone), I get "Wi-Fi Calling: To allow Wi-Fi calling on this account, contact your carrier". On my AT&T work account (which is a data plan + all features added), I get the "Wi-Fi calling is not yet available. It will be coming soon." So, looks like WiFi calling will be secluded to only Shared Value Data plans.
 

rjjacobson

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stinks I had wifi calling on my iPhone 6 Plus working fine.. got my iPhone 6S Plus friday enabled wifi calling no problem and then was able to use it the rest of friday and all day saturday then sunday it just disabled itself and when I went to enable it I got the not available in area yet. When contacted AT&T they said its not available in 9.1 Beta 3... Yet it stopped working when was running 9.1 Beta 2.... And doesn't work on my other developer phone running 9.0.2 either.
Yeah same issue here with mu 6s Plus. Using 9.1 beta 3 and says not available yet, not sure it ever was before -- just found this thread tonight.
 

aneftp

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It's ridiculous. Wifi calling has been enabled on iPhone 6 (2014 edition since Sept 2014).

ATT has had so long to get FCC Approval. For them to use the fcc excuse is a non starter.

It's like att took 7-8 months to finally enable MMS on the iPhone when Apple finally enabled it in 2009.
 
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bushman4

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ATT WiFi calling is no great shakes

Right now ATT is involved with the FTC which requires a certain protocol now that they own Direct TV before they can release WiFi calling They're in negotiations , but it's anyone's guess when we'll see it
 
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metsjetsfan

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ATT WiFi calling is no great shakes

Right now ATT is involved with the FTC which requires a certain protocol now that they own Direct TV before they can release WiFi calling They're in negotiations , but it's anyone's guess when we'll see it
good point that's interesting and prob why tmob and spr had it out easier
 

tivoboy

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ATT WiFi calling is no great shakes

Right now ATT is involved with the FTC which requires a certain protocol now that they own Direct TV before they can release WiFi calling They're in negotiations , but it's anyone's guess when we'll see it
doesn't really have anything to do with D*, it's about FCC 911 protocols.
 

ohio.emt

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doesn't really have anything to do with D*, it's about FCC 911 protocols.
Doesn't even have to do with 911 that has all been sorted for some time. The hold up is the FCC requires TTY for deaf and hard of hearing. Which is an old protocol, AT&T built their wifi calling using RTT which is real time and doesn't have the delay like TTY. The FCC currently only allows TTY, AT&T needs a waiver to use RTT so they are not in violation of an FCC rule.
 
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