Carrier Verizon people. You want wifi calling? You got it...

southflguy

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I've been through all the carriers and always came back to Verizon. In my experience the greatest coverage, quality and reliability and their data speeds are among the best. However, why the heck are they always SO late at adopting new tech? I currently have a grandfathered unlimited plan but have thought about switching to T-Mobile because of pricing. Not sure what to do - T-Mobile has improved indoor reception with now having band 12 which was an issue.
 

Eileen89

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I don't understand why Verizon would need an App to implement this feature when carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile are using it within the OS on the iPhone.
 

Silver Idaten

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I don't understand why Verizon would need an App to implement this feature when carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile are using it within the OS on the iPhone.
Because Verizon and their 'we have the best network' mentality think they can do whatever they want. They are bleeding customers because people are fed up with them.
 

mbaran

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Jun 10, 2008
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Are they charging their customers for this App/feature?
Message+ is free. I've been using it on android as a way to send/receive SMS while on WiFi.

How (if at all) does this app integrate with Message for SMS?
 

bas.o

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Jan 30, 2011
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Its a redundant app for ios users. Tried it out for 5 mins then deleted the app.
 

bas.o

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Jan 30, 2011
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But it does allow for WiFi calling, just tried it on my iPad
Agreed. I usually have my iPhone by me so when I'm on the iPad, I can make outgoing calls on the iPad. Neat feature of iOS. But I am waiting patiently for vzw to allow native iOS wifi calling on the iPhone, without the app.
 

mbaran

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Agreed. I usually have my iPhone by me so when I'm on the iPad, I can make outgoing calls on the iPad. Neat feature of iOS. But I am waiting patiently for vzw to allow native iOS wifi calling on the iPhone, without the app.
I think for now I will just leave it installed and enabled. In the off chance that there is no cellular, the app does seem pretty good at ringing. I've been playing with it for a few minutes over here.

But it does seem redundant to have SMS in both the Message+ and iOS Messages app. I assume there's no sync between the two, so are you supposed to just use that to send messages on WiFi only? It's definitely redundant.

Maybe it's a beta of WiFi calling before they enable it at the OS level?
 

Silver Idaten

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Agreed. I usually have my iPhone by me so when I'm on the iPad, I can make outgoing calls on the iPad. Neat feature of iOS. But I am waiting patiently for vzw to allow native iOS wifi calling on the iPhone, without the app.
I honestly don't think that's going to happen, knowing Verizon. I think this is it.
 

JakeT85

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This is garbage. I hope this isn't really their final solution. I shouldn't have to open a third party app dialer when my native phone app supports this. This method leads to; loss of use to dial with siri, no handoff to LTE, no Qos, Verizon spyware on my phone that I don't want (most likely so they can track something to use with their new add network), and duplicate notifications for texts. No thank you. If this turns out to be the final product I will be going to one of the other carriers.
 
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Silver Idaten

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This is garbage. I hope this isn't really their final solution. I shouldn't have to open a third party app dialer when my native phone app supports this. This method leads to; loss of use to dial with siri, no handoff to LTE, no Qos, Verizon spyware on my phone that I don't want (most likely so they can track something to use with their new add network), and duplicate notifications for texts. No thank you. If this turns out to be the final product I will be going to one of the other carriers.
Go to another carrier anyway. Verizon is the absolute worst when it comes to providing for their customers, and the only way they'll get the message is if they lose more lines, even if it's to AT&T. They may suck too, but at least they gave their customers Wi-Fi calling and Rollover Data.

Meanwhile, Verizon's #1 toolbag Fran Shammo has gone on record saying they will not offer their customers rollover data, they will not compete on price, and Wi-Fi calling is not a priority because they think their network is so great.

Drop the bastards.
 
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I7guy

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Go to another carrier anyway. Verizon is the absolute worst when it comes to providing for their customers, and the only way they'll get the message is if they lose more lines, even if it's to AT&T. They may suck too, but at least they gave their customers Wi-Fi calling and Rollover Data.

Meanwhile, Verizon's #1 toolbag Fran Shammo has gone on record saying they will not offer their customers rollover data, they will not compete on price, and Wi-Fi calling is not a priority because they think their network is so great.

Drop the bastards.
I like VZW, their customer service and their network as I travel all of the country. I have no current plans to move to another carrier because of an internet post. The app is really cool and it bothers me not that wifi calling is embedded in an app, rather than some switches in settings. That I can now call and receive calls from any idevice is actually really nice.
 

I7guy

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This is garbage. I hope this isn't really their final solution. I shouldn't have to open a third party app dialer when my native phone app supports this. This method leads to; loss of use to dial with siri, no handoff to LTE, no Qos, Verizon spyware on my phone that I don't want (most likely so they can track something to use with their new add network), and duplicate notifications for texts. No thank you. If this turns out to be the final product I will be going to one of the other carriers.
On my ipad, works like a champ...if this app is installed on iphone I can see the issue...to use wifi calling have to put the phone in airplan mode and then enable wifi. I suppose it's not the worst thing in the world, not the best either, but it does fill a niche. But typical stuff, VZW enhances some functionality, which nobody has to really use and people are complaining about the way it's implemented instead of enjoying an added feature.
 
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