Achtung

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Jul 14, 2010
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AT&T tells me wifi calling isn't available for iPhone X yet and that this is an Apple issue to be addressed through a future software release.

I am skeptical. Is wifi calling working for you on the X? (and you have AT&T)

Thanks
 

gaedfly

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Sep 12, 2014
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AT&T tells me wifi calling isn't available for iPhone X yet and that this is an Apple issue to be addressed through a future software release.

I am skeptical. Is wifi calling working for you on the X? (and you have AT&T)

Thanks
Balony. I no longer have AT&T but working fine on Verizon.
 

Lobwedgephil

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Apr 7, 2012
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Weak AT&T cellular signal in my apartment.

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psywzrd

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Wish AT&T would prioritize Wi-Fi calling over cellular. I have signal issues in my house too but cellular often overrides Wi-Fi for some reason and the call quality is horrendous. It got so bad that AT&T sent me a microcell, but the problem with that is that Wi-Fi calling and the microcell kind of conflict with each other. I had to disable Wi-Fi calling and that works fine at home, but I have to remember to enable it every time I leave the house and I never do.
 

D.T.

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Wish AT&T would prioritize Wi-Fi calling over cellular. I have signal issues in my house too but cellular often overrides Wi-Fi for some reason and the call quality is horrendous. It got so bad that AT&T sent me a microcell, but the problem with that is that Wi-Fi calling and the microcell kind of conflict with each other. I had to disable Wi-Fi calling and that works fine at home, but I have to remember to enable it every time I leave the house and I never do.

If you just turn off your cellular with WiFi running, it'll just switch over. If you go out and need cellular it obviously has to be re-enabled, but it's super quick from the new CC (and you'll be quickly reminded if you don't have a data connection).

A while back I was having the same issue, weak cell, and it would bounce between cell and wifi, so I just disable / force WiFi calling in the house most of the time.
 

tivoboy

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works for me, put my AT&T sim into an unlocked Verizon iphone x, wifi calling after being turned on in settings worked just fine.
 

lordhamster

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What's the benefit of WiFi Calling?
Others have mentioned the scenario of being in an area with weak cellular signal (such as a basement, or deep inside an office building). For me the biggest benefit of Wifi calling is for international travel. I’m in Australia right now on a business trip, and can make and receive calls to and from the USA as if I was at home.... with no “roaming” fees. Since 90% of the time I’m on the hotel wifi or office wifi, it works great.
 

psywzrd

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Feb 6, 2008
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If you just turn off your cellular with WiFi running, it'll just switch over. If you go out and need cellular it obviously has to be re-enabled, but it's super quick from the new CC (and you'll be quickly reminded if you don't have a data connection).

A while back I was having the same issue, weak cell, and it would bounce between cell and wifi, so I just disable / force WiFi calling in the house most of the time.

I’ve done that but I always forget to turn airplane mode off when I leave my house. Wish there was a way to automate that process using IFTTT or something similar. It’s just annoying to have to turn off cellular every time I get home and then remember to turn it back on when I leave. I know you said that I’ll be reminded that I don’t have a data connection but I’ll have to experiment with that.
 

BTDUBS

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May 5, 2015
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So this same thing happened to me. I got the same message about WiFi calling not being available on my plan. I updated my carrier settings or whatever and it worked. I don’t remember how to do that, but it might solve it for you.
 

D.T.

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Sep 15, 2011
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I’ve done that but I always forget to turn airplane mode off when I leave my house. Wish there was a way to automate that process using IFTTT or something similar. It’s just annoying to have to turn off cellular every time I get home and then remember to turn it back on when I leave. I know you said that I’ll be reminded that I don’t have a data connection but I’ll have to experiment with that.


Ahh, gotcha!
 

redman042

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Jun 13, 2008
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I'm on AT&T and I just checked my settings and Wifi Calling was off. I'm sure it was enabled on my 7 Plus before I upgraded. I flipped the switch back on, and a page came up asking me to confirm my home address, which will be sent to emergency services if I dial 911. That's a nice feature and I don't remember it being there before.

So each of you should check that setting. You might just have to re-enable it.
 

Billymac19

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Apr 29, 2011
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If you have a weak cellular signal but full Wi-Fi you can still make phone calls and text.

Actually with 0 cellular signal but full Wi-Fi you can make calls and text.

It’s pretty awesome.

so now on ATT your wifi calling is not on when your iphone is connected to wifi?
 
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