Your thoughts about the next iPhone having "Wifi Calling"

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  1. Tito Georgie macrumors 6502

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    You guys think it will have it ?

    I hope it does, I wish to have phone calls as clear as Skype iPhone to iPhone calls. :)
     
  2. Nicolas4ever macrumors 6502a

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    you mean to have something like iMessage but for calling ?
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    This feature is not in any of the betas, so no I don't think this feature is coming (anytime soon).
     
  4. Nicolas4ever macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i was thinking about that.But im sure they will put wifi calling like they did with the iMessage and Facetime .Imagine the app iCall you'll be able to call e-mails
     
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    This feature would be AWESOME! Too bad that none of the domestic iPhone carriers have implemented the UMA service at all yet. Only T-Mobile and Cincinnati Bell. That's the one thing I really miss about my CincyBell Blackberry.

    I think Android implemented this in the release before last, but it's limited by carrier implementation too.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Why is the carrier involved if its over WiFi? (not asking you directly, just thinking out lot).

    This would be the same as FaceTime or iMessages, the carrier has no business getting involved.
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Carriers wouldn't go for this if it was all-Apple because it would decrease calling plan spending. The UMA service is the implementation that is basically a built in Microcell that creates a connection to the carrier network through wifi and routes calls that way.
     
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    Ok...Please forgive me because I'm not trying to start another Android thing, but my old G2 had it out of the box and T-Mobile was fine with it.
     
  10. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    It's not an Android thing at all :). Blackberry and non-smartphone Motorollas have it too, and have had it for a long time. It's because T-Mobile was smart (CincyBell too) and realized that building a server infrastructure to support this was a great way to handle network clogging by routing bandwidth through the internet instead of through tower connections. It just so happens that the two US iPhone carriers haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet. <Which surprises me, especially with the bad publicity of AT&T signal issues.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I think Tmobile was the only carrier that allowed that, Im not sure how it worked but they had that option available for some other phones too right?
    That's great to have but I dont see the 2 big carriers Verizon or AT&T trying to even think about something like that.
     
  12. Tito Georgie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Intesting, something new. Never knew it had to do with the carrier.
     
  13. kfergiez macrumors 6502

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    I have google voice on my iPhone. I can make and receive phone calls, have voicemail, the works.... for free. It's works over wifi or 3G. I hear they don't have it in the app store anymore. that's a shame.
     

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