"Wi-Fi Calling" App?

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  1. saltorio

    saltorio Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know what the "Wi-Fi Calling" app is, and what it does?

    It came pre-installed on my HTC EVO 3D, and based on the icon it appears to be a Rogers app.

    I ask because I disabled it (there's an option withjn the app to turn it off), and yet when I check my battery stats it regularly accounts for about 5% of my battery use.

  2. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    You might want to direct your question to @RogersHelps, or @RogersMary on Twitter.

    If it is a Rogers app, they can ask their dev dept and get back to you.
  3. RogersMelanie

    RogersMelanie New Member

    Hey saltorio,

    RogersMelanie here from the Rogers team.

    WiFi calling is a new offering from Rogers and the HTC EVO 3D is the first Android device from Rogers to be added to the compatible devices.

    You can check out the details at rogers.com/wificalling

    Hope this helps. If you have more questions you message me on Twitter (@RogersMelanie).

  4. Loch

    Loch Well-Known Member

    Guessing that it is an App, that allows you to make Calls over Wi-Fi. Just a guess though. ;)
  5. bb88

    bb88 New Member

    rogers really needs to optimize this app. I have also disabled it but its still accounts for 25% of my battery usage. also its the culprit that keeps my phone awake (up time = awake time) and drains my battery very much even i have my screen off overnight.
  6. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

    @Saltorio can you uninstall it?
  7. steelsheep

    steelsheep New Member

    After wasting almost an entire afternoon researching this app, I want to spread the joy and make sure you guys don't waste your time as well. I will give you all the highlights here:

    This particular Wi-Fi calling app is an app that comes pre-loaded on the EVO 3D's from Rogers. This app can enable unlimited Wi-Fi calling and it does not use up any of your minutes. So, in theory, this sounds like a fantastic app. But, the trick to this app is that you need to pay for this service to access it. So if you are looking for a free app, this is not it.

    In the case that you have this service on your plan and need to re-establish it (e.g. you flashed a new rom and need to get it up and working again), there is an excellent guide on how to do that on xda from the user "m1613" (the particular guide is for sensation but it also works on EVO 3D, I tried it myself and it worked out great)

    Hope this helps other Rogers users out there
  8. marflo

    marflo Well-Known Member

    Try to use voip app like fongo or Vbuzzer. For fongo you don't have to pay but for Vbuzzer you have to apply for service. For Vbuzzer o pay 5.99 a month. For Both local calls are included. Both have pros and cons. Just choose which one you fit to your needs. Good luck

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