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Carriers who support WiFi calling?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rootabaga, Aug 7, 2021.

  1. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert
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    We have some excellent forums here and I have to think this may have been discussed, but my apologies if I missed it.

    I live in an area where the only solid (cellular signal) provider is the $Big $V, so it would be nice to have WiFi calling. I had that feature via an old iPhone provided by work on the AT&T network (a necessity since there was no signal around here), but it’s not possible with Boost (who I inherited from Virgin Mobile, gee, thanks).

    All of that to say…is there a thread that discusses which carriers include WiFi calling? I’d rather not have to visit several sites, particularly because it seems this is information that is hard to find.

    Thanks in advance!
     


    #1 rootabaga, Aug 7, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2021

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  2. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    all the major carriers(Sprint & T-mobile, Verizon, ATT) support wifi calling. some phones do not however. i had wifi calling with sprint. i also have it now with my note 10+ on verizon. i think the smaller ones will vary. i don't think there are lists if the smaller carriers that offer this service. so you most likely will have to visit various websites. you can also visit places like Best Buy. they offer a wide range of carriers. they most likely can help you noarrow down your search.
     
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  4. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    It really depends on the phone as most all carriers support it
     
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  5. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    This is important, even if a carrier supports WiFi calling it will only work on approved phones.

    Here is the most detailed carrier list that I know of, it includes just about every company, their plans, and features they offer... including a column for WiFi Calling:
    https://airtable.com/shrraH105YVJQF2Yr/tblEszFJtM4p2YEvP/viwpjwAL2LVfmviiF

    Skimming through that, it looks like half of more MVNOs include Wifi calling (assuming everything is accurate). It will be easier to read the list on a computer. :thumbsupdroid:
     
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  6. rootabaga

    rootabaga Android Expert
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    Thanks, everyone, for the replies.

    I was a little surprised that Boost doesn’t support it (regardless of device) as I seemed to recall VM offering it (although my aged Motorola didn’t have that option).

    it looks as though Mint supports it and they have some nice deals on, so I will probably go that way (and their coverage map is good for the places I generally go). Besides, I like Ryan Reynolds. ;)

    Thanks again!
     
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  7. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    Google Voice.
    You can use it on any carrier. Create and use a new number or port over and use your regular number.
     
  8. There are plenty of options if you're ok with using a different number or moving your existing number to a different service. But if you want seamless wifi calling with your present carrier and device, both have to support it. This usually means one of the major carriers and one of their branded phones. Unbranded/unlocked devices will usually not support wifi calling.
     
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