Wi-Fi Calling with AT&T Unlimited Data

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Wise87, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Wise87 macrumors 6502

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    I know IOS9 will not be out till Wednesday but those of you using Beta, has it worked if you have an AT&T unlimited data plan? I know in the beta agreement it states that it will only work on if you have a Mobile Share plan. I work in a building that has zero cell signal and to having the ability to make calls on wifi would be worth the move over to Mobile Share if this the case.
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I didn't know it was stated anywhere that it would only work on Mobile Share plans. That's disappointing. And to answer your question, it has not worked for me at all. I have the unlimited data plan.
     
  3. moomanjohnny macrumors regular

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    I have the 30gb mobile share plan. Haven't tried it yet, does it cost extra to use wifi calling?
     
  4. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    From what I gathered, you don't need a mobile share plan, but you DO need unlimited minutes. So as long as you have unlimited minutes, you can still have it with unlimited data. Unless they change that when they release 9 to the masses....
     
  5. Wise87, Sep 14, 2015
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    That sucks. To get unlimited talk under the Family Talk plan is $70. Looks like another way for AT&T to get users off the Unlimited plan. How many of you feel it's important to have Wifi calling? I know it's important to me for were I work. I just might have to change my plan. I can't see paying extra for unlimited talk when I already have thousands of rollover minutes. Every time Apple comes up with a new feature the cell companies find a way to hose us.
     
  6. garylapointe macrumors 65816

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    WiFi calling will work with cellular data?
    That certainly needs to be made clearer if it does...

    Gary
     
  7. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I have unlimited data and Wifi calling was turned on the other day with everybody else.
     
  8. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    If you were calling on cellular, then you'd be making a... regular phone call.
     
  9. skip02 macrumors newbie

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    I have unlimited data and works great since I don't get cellular service at the office.
     
  10. andrewsjra macrumors regular

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    I activated it but even though it's switched on it tends to turn off. Well at least it doesn't show its on currently I my display. Hard to say if it's working now.
     
  11. PCtoMAC1 macrumors regular

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    Unlimited data on an old family plan with rollover and it works.
     
  12. andrewsjra macrumors regular

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    What happens to me is the words "Wi-Fi go away from my carrier name and will randomly come back. I'm wondering when that happens am I not using wifi calling?
     
  13. garylapointe macrumors 65816

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    No, I said "cellular data". If you were using data for a VOIP call it would not be a regular phone call.

    If you go into your iPhone cellular data settings there is a spot for "Enable LTE" and there are options for "data" or "voice and data". I'm assuming that wouldn't be a regular phone call.

    I just want to know if it uses data from the data plan.

    Gary
     
  14. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    No. How would it? The whole purpose of Wi-Fi Calling is that you use it when you have no (or very low and unusable) cellular signal.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203032

    Also, VoLTE doesn't use data. A call using VoLTE is a regular cellular call.
     
  15. theshoehorn macrumors 6502

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    VoLTE is VoIP. It does not use the circuit-switched cellular network (AKA regular cell call). It is pure data, although it's not counted as data used from your allotment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VoLTE
     
  16. zemaker macrumors regular

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    I have Unlimited data grandfathered and it works, however my wife has the same and hers doesn't. Says to activate call AT&T to have that feature added to your service. So go figure...
     
  17. garylapointe macrumors 65816

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    Who knows why? The whole purpose of WiFi is to not use your cellular data but WiFi assist uses your cellular so when you are using bad WiFi it kicks over and uses cellular; this gets turned on without asking. It got turned on (not by me) on my iPad, and two friends iPhone 6s (one was an upgrade and one was brand new).

    I also asked (not what you responded to, but what I was responding to; my comment was a clarification on a question to my original comment) because others were asking about their cellular signal strength affecting their WiFi calling (which makes no sense but neither does WiFi assist being on without specifically asking) so I asked...

    Gary
     

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