iPhone 7 and Verizon Wi-Fi calling

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  1. boo98 macrumors newbie

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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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  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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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. [​IMG]
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It should indicate wifi on the top left corner next to your carriers name.
    Like above.
     
  4. Stewie macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  6. SoN1NjA macrumors 65816

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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
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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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