Carrier Is AT&T wifi calling free for iPhones?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    i have an iPhone 6 Plus. Just enabled att wifi calling.

    Is it free?
     
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  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've heard stories where people were billed 30 grand because they used something they weren't supposed to so I am being cautious.
     
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  6. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Mines working as of today...

    I really like it actually.
     
  7. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Went live today
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    If you use this wifi call thing you will be billed 40 grand actually.
    Don't do it...
     
  9. CaCHooKa Man macrumors member

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    I just enabled it on my phone. I actually tried doing it last night and it didn't work. I'm located in Los Angeles.
     
  10. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    I think it uses your plan minutes, so not free
     
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  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Can anyone confirm this?
     
  13. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    I was wrong. It not using minutes
     
  14. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    It uses minutes on T-Mobile. I realize you're on att, but I don't see why it would be different.
     
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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.
     
  16. CaCHooKa Man macrumors member

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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.
     
  17. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  18. tejaykay macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    No WiFi calling on my phone yet. Still a no go on ATT for me.
     
  20. giancarlo007 macrumors member

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    So anyone tried it yet? Mine recognizes the att network even on airplane mode do I think it's working. [​IMG]
     
  21. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    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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  24. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    So it's every bit as good as a call that connects HD Voice?
     
  25. aesc80 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. Both are very similar. Of course, both the caller and recipient has to be on either VoLTE or Wi-Fi.
     

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