Carrier Is AT&T wifi calling free for iPhones?

rijc99

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You're moving off their cellular network and making the call through your wifi network. Seems like a plus for them.
 

CaCHooKa Man

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Can anyone confirm this?
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/wifi-calling.html

Charges: Domestic calls made/received within U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I. have no additional charge and won’t count against plan usage limits. For international long distance calls, international rates under your existing rate plan or international package apply.

Do charges apply for Wi-Fi Calling?
If you use Wi-Fi Calling to make or receive domestic calls from the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands, there are no extra charges. Also, these calls don’t count against your voice plan usage limits. For international long distance calls, international rates from your current rate plan or international package apply.

If you use Wi-Fi Calling to send or receive domestic or international messages, you’ll be charged based on your current rate plan or international package. These messages will also count against any usage limits.
 
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Hieveryone

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http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/wifi-calling.html

Charges: Domestic calls made/received within U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S.V.I. have no additional charge and won’t count against plan usage limits. For international long distance calls, international rates under your existing rate plan or international package apply.

Do charges apply for Wi-Fi Calling?
If you use Wi-Fi Calling to make or receive domestic calls from the U.S., Puerto Rico, or U.S. Virgin Islands, there are no extra charges. Also, these calls don’t count against your voice plan usage limits. For international long distance calls, international rates from your current rate plan or international package apply.

If you use Wi-Fi Calling to send or receive domestic or international messages, you’ll be charged based on your current rate plan or international package. These messages will also count against any usage limits.
Sweet stuff. I don't know why but I really fancy the idea of wifi calling and essentially never needing to use a cell tower. I hope I can just keep my iPhone in airplane mode from now and just wifi for everything.
 

tejaykay

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I think it's a shame that they charge for the international calls. Surely they can route the call VOIP to the destination country and then engage the cell towers there. Hence negating the need for any international connections.

I admit that I'm not savvy on how the telocomms technology works though. It just seems like an opportunity to charge for something as customers expect to pay out for phone related activities whilst abroad. Keep safe and just use FaceTime Ausio, Skype, or Whatsapp calling.
 

giancarlo007

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So anyone tried it yet? Mine recognizes the att network even on airplane mode do I think it's working.
 

aesc80

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So anyone tried it yet?
If you mean tried calling through Wi-Fi, then yes. So long as the other caller is on VoLTE or Wi-Fi, the call quality is absolutely crisp. My apartment complex gets below average call quality. With this, my days calling near a window are over. :p
 
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