iPhone X Do US carriers allow WiFi Calling on unlocked iPhone X?

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  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

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    Interested in buying an unlocked iPhone X from Apple. I know an android some carriers do not enable wifi calling on phones that aren't branded specifically for that carrier. Is this true on the iPhone as well? If I buy a sim-free card directly from apple can I use wifi calling on T-Mobile/Verizon/AT&T/Sprint?
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the carrier, not the phone. AT&T allows it and the others probably also.
     
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Had mine 24 hrs now - unlocked SIM-free model. Works fine on T-Mobile WiFi calling.
     
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  5. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't allow carriers to alter the OS so WiFi calling should be enabled on all iphones for all carriers who provide the service.
     
  6. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I am not saying carriers do it, but I believe they can on a customer level turn it on or off. I have had to call into AT&T when replacing my phone for them to enable it on my new phones. It might be that because the account was still tied to the old phone, but it leads me to believe they have some control on their end. I may be wrong on this, I am just assuming it.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    But not the AT&T/TFW version of StraightTalk, right?
     
  8. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on Cricket Wireless with an unlocked IPhone X.

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  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, as long as the particulate carrier supports wifi calling then it will work on an unlocked iPhone.
     
  10. lordhamster macrumors 6502a

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    Can confirm T-Mobile Wifi calling works on my unlocked simfree model.
     
  11. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

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    its the att version of straighttalk i turn it off at the moment.bought my iphone X at the apple store paid in full and the verizon version but its unlock.heres the screenshot
     

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  12. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Turn it on and show me the screenshot.
     
  13. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

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    you can clearly see it in the photo attached.prior to ios 11.2 is not there my carrier version is TFW 31.1 if that matters.i dont want to turn it on at the moment it will tell you that if you call 911 using wifi is not going thru
     

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  14. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the carrier and the carrier updates. ATT prepaid, for instance, doesn't support it. ATT Postpaid does. Cricket only with some select phones.
     
  15. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

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    I have AT&T and WiFi calling worked just fine on the public release of iOS 11, however, when I did a fresh install of iOS 11.2.5 beta, WiFi calling will not enable. It says to contact AT&T to enable it when I try. Weird.
     
  16. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    WiFi calling doesn’t work on the Tracfone (AT&T) version of StraightTalk. My iPhone 6 is on that network. I have the same settings but it just doesn’t enable because it isn’t supported.
     
  17. gahig ulo macrumors 6502a

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    whats your carrier version?
     
  18. sumsingwong macrumors 6502a

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    That's correct. My Note 8 isn't supported by Cricket Wireless for WiFi Calling but my iPX is.
     
  19. Frederich macrumors newbie

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    Hey, does wi-fi calling work on your iPhone X with Cricket Wireless?
     
  20. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    Yes and no. Carriers still load carrier settings that enables or disables certain features.
     
  21. Mrbobb, Apr 12, 2018
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    You should be able to WIFI-calling with post-Paid, but each MNVO has its quirk. I have heard blocking by phone, main-carrier, even where user's tower. Notice with WIFI calling you are still being metered, unless you have unlimited calling.
     

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