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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
I am a Verizon customer located in Northern WV.
I just returned the IPhone 5 and exchanged for a Note 2. The iPhone 5 was a nice device but the cell coverage at my residence was not up to par, I was hoping the Note 2 would have been better, wrong.

Is there a way to utilize my Comcast wifi at my home to send and receive phone calls using my cell number? I have checked the Verizon repeater/ booster device to increase signal strength, but refuse to spend the cash..

Thanks in advance ..

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Hello all,
I am a Verizon customer located in Northern WV.
I just returned the IPhone 5 and exchanged for a Note 2. The iPhone 5 was a nice device but the cell coverage at my residence was not up to par, I was hoping the Note 2 would have been better, wrong.

Is there a way to utilize my Comcast wifi at my home to send and receive phone calls using my cell number? I have checked the Verizon repeater/ booster device to increase signal strength, but refuse to spend the cash..

Thanks in advance ..

Try this

Settings>More Settings (under Wireless and networks)>Wi-Fi Calling toggled to ON

Not sure if the Verizon model has that function but my T-Mobile Note II does
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Settings>More Settings (under Wireless and networks)>Wi-Fi Calling toggled to ON

Not sure if the Verizon model has that function but my T-Mobile Note II does
I am on Verizon and this does not appear to be an option for me...
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Verizon also disabled the FM radio as well as the camera shutter silencer....errr
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I would suggest you consider Skype. For a modest yearly fee (was $30) last time I paid it you can call any phone in the us. For twice that you can have a phone number where they call you. Then you could have your Verizon number forward to your Skype number when you are at home. I know it seems foolish when you're paying for service you can't use from Verizon. The other choice I think is to get one of Verizon's signal boosters but they are expensive. You could also use Google Talk over wifi which is free, but no number.
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Thanks for the info..I will check into Skype.
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Hello all,
I am a Verizon customer located in Northern WV.
I just returned the IPhone 5 and exchanged for a Note 2. The iPhone 5 was a nice device but the cell coverage at my residence was not up to par, I was hoping the Note 2 would have been better, wrong.

Is there a way to utilize my Comcast wifi at my home to send and receive phone calls using my cell number? I have checked the Verizon repeater/ booster device to increase signal strength, but refuse to spend the cash..

Thanks in advance ..
You must live close to me lol. I live near Inwood but on the Virginia side and my service is spotty in my house and yard too. Verizon does have a network extender for your house but I believe there is a charge each month.
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