iPhone 7 and Verizon Wi-Fi calling

boo98

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I have Verizon and recently turned on wi-fi calling on my iPhone. The strange thing is that when I'm home I only see the Verizon and the wifi icon but when I'm connected to wifi at my friend's house, I see a Verizon Wi-Fi and then the wifi icon. Does that mean that I'm connected to wi-fi calling at his house but not in mine? I'm confused... what's the difference and how do you know you're connected to wi-fi calling?
 

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harlenmm77

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It looks like this when you are connected to wifi calling. Reason you don’t see it at home is it only connects below a certain signal level.
 
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Stewie

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Verizon and AT&T prefer cellular over wifi. So as long as there is any decent cell coverage you won’t see the wifi calling indicator. T-Mobile prefers wifi over cellular so it will always show the wifi calling indicator.
 

Applejuiced

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Verizon and AT&T prefer cellular over wifi. So as long as there is any decent cell coverage you won’t see the wifi calling indicator. T-Mobile prefers wifi over cellular so it will always show the wifi calling indicator.
Correct, what he said above.
With AT&T I'd be at 1 bar and sometimes still wouldn't switch to wifi calling.
You can force it to stay on wifi calling if you turn on airplane mode and then turn wifi on.
 

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Correct, what he said above.
With AT&T I'd be at 1 bar and sometimes still wouldn't switch to wifi calling.
You can force it to stay on wifi calling if you turn on airplane mode and then turn wifi on.
I don't see the benefit of Wi-Fi calling anyway, unless your cellular connection is really bad (which is doesn't seem to be) and for me at least it was really unreliable
 

Applejuiced

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I don't see the benefit of Wi-Fi calling anyway, unless your cellular connection is really bad (which is doesn't seem to be) and for me at least it was really unreliable

I'd rather have a solid and clean sounding call when Im at home working in the basement via my fast Wifi network for example than have a call cut in and out via cellular or having to stay in one spot near the window for example.
WiFi calling is very reliable and a huge benefit.
 
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