With the iPhone 6 and WiFi calling, will I be able to receive SMS over WiFi as well?

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  1. JasonBare macrumors member

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    Obviously, I am able to receive iMessages over WiFi, but I am interested to know if I am able to receive SMS messages (from non-iPhone users) while only connected to WiFi.

    I work in a building with very limited and sometimes no signal, so this would be a welcome feature.

    Thanks
     
  2. temtam macrumors newbie

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    Yes, calling and texting will work over wifi if you have T-Mobile.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    T-Mobile's implementation of WiFi calling allows for SMS to go through as well. When other carriers start turning it on, it should work there, too.
     
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  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    only for prepaid. it's free for postpaid lines.
     
  6. JasonBare thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the clarification -- it is appreciated!
     
  7. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    So it won't waste minutes when I'm on wifi for my att plan?
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    sorry, i was talking about t-mobile. i have no idea about at&t when they roll out wifi calling next year.
     
  9. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    Either way for t mobile day your plan has 600 minute a month. When on wifi you wouldn't use any of those minutes?
     
  10. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    For T-Mobile:
    There's no extra charge for Wi-Fi Calling but they do count against plan minutes.
     
  11. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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    thats dumb. So if you go over your minutes either way via wifi you still pay overages for minutes. so the wifi calling is just to help calls sound clearer I'm guessing.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    T-Mobile doesn't charge overage anymore regardless if you use 3G or Wi-Fi. That said, you can be sure AT&T will.

    Wi-Fi calling helps if you don't have network coverage. It wasn't really meant to give subscribers free calls.
     
  13. OxOOCOFFEE macrumors newbie

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    No WIFI Calling for iPhone 5 from Tmobile

    That is what I was told after upgrade and talking to Tmobile tech support.

    Five years ago I had wifi calling on Samsung Galaxy Droid. And this iPhone 5 is not powerful enough?

    There you go... This is how you push customers to new hardware.
     

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