WiFi Calling

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  1. PeasgoodNonsuch macrumors member

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    So last night for the first time I see Wi-Fi next to my AT&T and Wi-Fi logo at the top of the screen and I assume that means that Wi-Fi calling is working but it soon disappeared after about an hr and now I haven't seen it again. I am curious how well WiFi calling is working for everybody and if anybody else has seen this Wi-Fi.
     
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  3. PeasgoodNonsuch thread starter macrumors member

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    So you notice the Wi-Fi when you are on calling?
     
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  5. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Mine is enabled on my phone, and it's active here in Phoenix, but I've yet to see the indicator at the top of my phone. Not a biggie for me, I guess, since I only ever use about 20 talk minutes a month.
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Works great in Houston.

    I believe wifi calling is only enabled when you lose signal...?

    I've put my iP6S in airplane mode to force wifi calls, and they've been excellent so far. YMMV
     
  7. whiteshadoww macrumors 6502

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    I see it at home - I guess my receipted was not as good as I thought. Are regular "cellular" calling rules and charges applicable or is it more like Facetime Audio in that it's free?
     
  8. solodogg macrumors 6502

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    if you're not in a VoLTE area, it will drop when coming into and leaving WiFi service area.
     
  9. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I am in VoLTE area and it still drops calls. Apple needs to add "Wi-Fi Preferred" and "Cellular Preferred" options like on Windows Phone. I only want Wi-Fi Calling when cellular is not available.
     
  10. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    It is free on AT&T, here is the relevant information and a link to the AT&T Wi-Fi content:

    Calling

    • Make and receive unlimited domestic calls within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands at no additional charge.
    • International long distance rates apply for calls made to international numbers.

    Texting

    • Text messages sent or received using Wi-Fi Calling are counted and charged under your existing rate plan.

    Note: Wi-Fi Calling is available only when calling or texting from the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands at this time.

    Source link: http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/features/wifi-calling.html

    Dave
     
  11. radiologyman macrumors 6502

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    I think you will have wifi calling active or not depending on your reception at the moment. If your reception improves it can revert back to cellular calling
     
  12. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    You can also activate Wi-Fi calling by going to Airplane mode and then enabling WiFi and you are going to have Wi-Fi calling as long as your WiFi meets the support requirements.

    Dave
     
  13. th3r3ds0x macrumors regular

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    I have a 6s+ and my wife has a 6. I see the wifi logo on mine but I haven't seen it on hers. She is usually showing 2 bars of signal while I typically show 1 (Our signal at the house is very poor). I am assuming that because she shows better reception that her phone isn't switching to wifi. It's works great though. I've unplugged my 3GMicroCell and hope to never use it again. (it sucks!)
     

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