Is Wifi calling suppose to be an iOS Feature

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  1. JohnnyDJunior macrumors regular

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    Since apple is that one that does everything and not the carriers it it going to be part of the new IOS 7 if it is or will it be from T-mobile like the carrier update few months ago
     
  2. pottyvick macrumors regular

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    Unless tmobile can somehow figure out how to make it into an app then it wont happen...
     
  3. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I thought they mentioned something about it during their presentation of the new iOS. But it was just iPhone to iPhone using wifi or something like that. Or maybe I was smoking something :D
     
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    FaceTime Audio?
     
  5. JohnnyDJunior thread starter macrumors regular

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    i hope thats not Apples WIFI calling because then it won't work with any other OS .

    I really need that Wifi Calling. or might have to keep my S4 a little longer since i don't have signal with that 5 in my basement
     
  6. ThisIsNotMe macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. I personally don't really care about other OSes. iOS activation of BOYD on corporate networks is more than 75% and I know two people outside of work who does not own an iOS device - one owns Android and the other works for Microsoft so they have a Win phone.
     
  7. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    FaceTime audio, perhaps that is what the original poster was referring to!
     
  8. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    Wifi calling with the same phone number has been around on android for a while now. However, it was uncommon to find it. With apple including it now, it will go mainstream. The issue is that when at the OS-level, it will be limited to apple to apple, android to android, etc.
     
  9. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    There is no "wi fi calling". However, there is "FaceTime Audio". Works the same as regular FaceTime, except it's audio only.
     
  10. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    …and only works on WiFi. Hence the confusion.

    If you want cross device IP telephony use Viber or Skype.
     
  11. muyaad macrumors member

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    There's wifi calling, this term is used in windows phone and u can have it in low end phone like Lumia 521 and this wifi calling is equivalent to FaceTime Audio in iOS 7
     
  12. JohnnyDJunior thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand you but so far WIFI calling works to ALL OS to my knowledge.
    IDK what all my contacts have but while with the S4 I'm able to call them and it works get.

    Making it an OS to OS feature will kill its worth
     
  13. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    wifi calling is not like skype.
     
  14. JohnnyDJunior thread starter macrumors regular

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    i don't know where you got that from but i do know what WIFI calling is, i have it on my S4
     
  15. treichert macrumors 6502

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    No confusion, works perfectly via 3G.
     
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Works over 3G on 3uk
     
  17. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    When I say no "wi fi calling" on the iPhone, I mean you cannot call any other phone through Wi Fi. You can do it, but only to another Apple device.
     
  18. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    FaceTime isn't wifi only. Are you saying FaceTime Audio will be?
     
  19. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure FaceTime audio is Wi fi only.
     
  20. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Sorry TS, what they talked about was FaceTime audio not a universal WIFI audio protocol. Still needs an iOS deVice. FaceTime protocols where supposed o be open, but apple never opened the protocols in a way for others to use them in other programs so you are stuck with talking to other iOS when iOS 7 comes out.
     
  21. justblais macrumors member

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    I am never connected to WiFi, it definitely works over data.
     
  22. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    I can confirm that from my unlocked AT&T-issued iPhone 4S running iOS 7 Beta 4 that FaceTime Audio works well over AT&T 3G to an unlocked AT&T-issued iPhone 4 running iOS 7 Beta 4, both on unlimited data plans.
     
  23. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    How is the call quality?
     
  24. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much on par with usual audio quality during FaceTime video or a bit better. No qualms here just yet on that front.
     
  25. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    ...again, FaceTime audio only option is available in iOS7 for use with others that have iOS7.

    Apple won't just make it to any other cell phone as that would change the entire phone industry overnight. However, I see that, eventually, cell phone providers will eventually just be internet connection providers, providing mobile service via current cell towers, as the traditional phone call will become obsolete. It may take some time, and some universal communication compatibility standards between phone makers, but, it will happen.
     

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