ATT wifi calling

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  1. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    Its 2015 and i know its too early but it sounds like ATT is in no rush to get wificalling, anyone hear otherwise?

    I think end of 1Q - 3/31 would probably be best case?
     
  2. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    No need for it anytime soon. Their network actually works indoors.

    TMobile has to do it because of their poor network deployment.
     
  3. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I have AT&T and I cannot use my phone at all inside a Costco warehouse, or most grocery stores.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its a good and welcome feature to have available.
    Hope they enable it soon.
     
  5. DMaki650 macrumors 6502

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    They should do it cause they can. Cause it makes sense. Not doing it is just plain idiotic.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    No need for it?:rolleyes:
    There's good and bad areas for every carrier and its always good to have that option available.
    When Im in the baseband and get a call I get choppy signal and calls cut in and out so I have to go upstairs to talk.
    Would be great to be able to have solid calls when connected to wifi.
     
  7. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    The more people are using Wifi calling, the better the ATT network looks. To say no need for it is idiotic.
     
  8. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    7 posts and already name calling? Anyway … My guess is that it will happen but is low down on AT&T's 2015 To Do list.
     
  9. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    warning : bias against AT&T post
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    if they enable wifi calling, they will have less customers going to their stores to buy the AT&T 3G MICROCELL for $199

    then theres that unlimited AT&T 3g microcell calling option!!!!!

    oh.. i remember now. its not just any AT&T store , but its a special AT&T 3g microcell certified store, and you have to drive 30 miles to get one
     
  10. RCRod83 macrumors regular

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    AT&T hands out those microcells for free to anyone who calls retention to complain about poor coverage in their home.
     
  11. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    not in 2012 when i had to buy one

    it wasn't even compatible with my iphone, i had to keep rebooting the iPhone and the microcell cuz the call would drop. it made it worse.

    i eventually called retention and complained so much that they gave me a $150 credit on my bill for all the hassle i had to put up with it

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    i was an AT&T customer from 1999 when it was pacific bell wireless to 2012
    they wouldn't give me a microcell

    heck they won't even unlock my playstation vita.

    heck when my brother wanted to unlock his go phone, they wouldn't even unlock it, because they thought he wasn't even a customer, we had to go to the AT&T store and make them manually assign the imei # to his account to make it eligible for an unlock
     
  12. RCRod83 macrumors regular

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    You're talking about 3 years ago. Things have changed in 3 years.
     
  13. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    t-mobile has been giving away cell phone boosters for 4 years and everyone else is too busy complaining about their coverage to even notice
     
  14. RCRod83 macrumors regular

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    T-Mobile's coverage sucks compares to AT&T.
     
  15. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Coverage is not even on the same planet.
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I realize this is a total edge use case, but I work overseas for a few weeks during the year. FaceTime/Skype/FB Messenger audio chats are OK workarounds, but it'd be a lot easier if I could just use WiFi-calling. :)
     
  17. 617aircav Suspended

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    There are other reasons for wifi calling. Eg. I'm currently in London and can receive and place calls using my T-Mobile number at no extra charge.
     
  18. cynics macrumors G3

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    They would still charge roaming in that circumstance. Wifi calling via carrier and ios software still uses your minutes. They wouldn't let you get something for nothing.
     
  19. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Hopefully they get it sooner than later. It's a very useful feature to have. Way better than using a Microcell since it's built into the phone.
     
  20. IrishVixen, Jan 3, 2015
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    AT&T probably will. T-Mobile doesn't if you're calling back to a US number.

    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-9997
    I can't wait until AT&T introduces this feature. I bailed on AT&T a few months back, but my husband and some friends are still on AT&T. Their phones drop calls pretty regularly, as did mine when I had the same carrier. On T-Mobile's WiFi setup, I haven't had a dropped call yet.
     
  21. 617aircav Suspended

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    It uses my minutes but I have unlimited minutes to any USA number and this applies when using wifi calling anywhere.
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Does your Costco have free wifi? The only place I don't get reception is one specific target for some reason. I've noticed most holdovers stores don't have wifi either though. Our cosctos definitely don't.
     
  23. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Anyone who pays for the Microcell got screwed anyway as they gave me one for free. They are not as good as everyone cracks them up to be but for some, they are likely all can use to have coverage. I tossed mine as they put a new tower in about a quarter mile from the house. Full bars now.

    T-Mo might have changed in the last few years but my friend STILL has to borrow my phone when on trips as her T-Mo has no service outside of populated areas.
     
  24. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Wi-Fi calling is good. I love this since I switched to T-Mobile.

    I bet by the summer AT&T has it.
     
  25. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I like the idea of wifi calling. If you have an iPhone and iPad and want to take calls on your iPad, you have to have wifi calling off. It will not forward the cell calls to your iPad with wifi calling on.
     

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