Carrier WHEN IS VERIZON GETTING WIFI CALLING?

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  1. jack 011 macrumors member

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    Anyone heard when verizon is getting wifi calling?
     
  2. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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    Verizon stated recently as a shot at Tmobile that they weren't planning on implementing wifi calling because according to them, their network is stable enough and has enough coverage to not need wifi calling. Instead, they are investing in VOLTE, XLTE, and 5G.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I've never needed it. Have you? In what situation do you have wifi but not VZW cellular connection?
     
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    I agree w/ the lack of need. I had it w/ my HTC on TMO, but wasn't impressed overall and have never really needed it.

    I'd rather them continue to expand their actual voice footprint than WiFi calling infrastructure. Native calling always trumps.
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Anyone who lives or works in an area where they have little to no cellular coverage would benefit from wifi calling. This could be in a rural area where there is poor cellular reception due to geography or in an urban location where signals don't always make it into the depths of large buildings. Verizon's coverage is good, but it is FAR from covering everyone.
     
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    Yeah, but when you're in Northern Iowa how much wifi coverage do you have?
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I get that. I've frequented Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, etc. I'm just curious how this would help someone. VZW's LTE is nearly ubiquitous, but in what situation would one NOT have LTE, but actually HAVE wifi?
     
  9. digitard macrumors 6502a

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    I can see the large buildings argument, as I work on the 25th floor of a building, but rural area's w/ zero towers nearby probably has low throughput internet services so I would think you'd still experience issues w/ stability.
     
  10. zhenya macrumors 603

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    If you live or work there, you might have great wifi. Wifi calling is not about extending coverage when mobile, it's for improving service at fixed locations where coverage is poor.
     
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  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Gotchya. That makes sense. I guess if someone worked Ina congested metro or basement it would be beneficial as well. Can't help but wonder if these situations are common place enough to motivate Big Red to roll out such measures. Time will tell.
     
  13. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I don't know. Fortunately for me, I really only go to that town for the gym. All the locals there pretty much rely on US Cellular. I feel bad for them really :cool:.
     
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    You must not live in a rural area. Decent Internet access is not a prerequisite to solid VZW coverage. I can think of many towns that have great internet but horrible VZW coverage.
     
  15. jack 011 thread starter macrumors member

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    Its a building issue for me .We have great service but inside some building it falls off .
     
  16. CKtoph macrumors 6502

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    I live in a Philadelphia suburb, and we have a couple "dead zones" notoriously known for poor reception on all carriers. Although, I get reception at my home, it's generally been 3G or 1 bar of LTE. Then if I go into my basement (which is a walk out, so not completely underground), it's game over. Couple bars of 3G at best.

    I'd love to see VZN implement Wifi calling.
     
  17. poorcody macrumors 6502

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    Many people can be at home in a good coverage area and have lousy indoor coverage due to obstructions and tower position. Verizon's coverage is good, but no cellular coverage is good enough to not need help at times.
     
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    I have coffee every day in a coffee shop in an urban area that has thick masonry walls and a steel frame for earthquake. The shop is narrow and deep so cellular is very poor or no service. Their free Wifi is fine. Being able to call would be a great benefit
     
  20. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    I'd consider ditching the Microcell if I had WiFi calling. :)
     
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    I work in a new, LEED certified concrete building and we get HORRIBLE cellular reception from any carrier. Wifi calling would be our saving grace, but Verizon doesn't offer it. Using Google Voice in the meantime.
     
  22. se1000 macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget WiFi calling means WiFi texting, which is free for anyone on T-Mobile when on a flight using GoGo
     
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    LMAO. I love all the customers justifying Verizon's actions by saying I don't need it. I didn't realize Verizon's Kool-Aid was stronger than Apple's.
     
  25. upnorth85 macrumors 6502

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    I frequently travel overseas. Where ever there is Wi-Fi my cell phone on T-mobile behaves as if it is in the US. I can make and receive calls from the US for free. You can't beat that!
     

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