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

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  1. r0k macrumors 68040

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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.
     
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  3. r0k thread starter macrumors 68040

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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
     
  4. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  5. daraj macrumors member

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    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
     
  6. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Works for me on 9.0.2, but I honestly can't tell the difference when its been working.
     
  7. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Agreed, HDVoice you can tell for sure, its really clear.
     
  9. SteveLV702 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  11. rjjacobson macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  12. sjperformance macrumors 6502

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    Here in Miami on AT&T running 9.1 beta it's working fine. I can defiantly tell the difference in call quality.
     
  13. daraj macrumors member

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    Tampa. Wifi calling up and running
     

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  14. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if it is available on the 5S?
     
  15. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Settings, Phone, Wifi Calling
     
  17. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! I kept going into Settings, Cellular and never even thought about the Phone option. Apparently WiFi calling isn't yet available in Phoenix. Oh well!
     
  18. romeo0119 macrumors 6502

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    Wth?? I'm in the Tampa market and it said its coming soon
     
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  20. aneftp macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  21. daraj macrumors member

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    i couldnt tell you!! i activated it when IOS9 first came out if that makes a difference
     
  22. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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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
     
  23. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    good point that's interesting and prob why tmob and spr had it out easier
     
  24. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    doesn't really have anything to do with D*, it's about FCC 911 protocols.
     
  25. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

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    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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