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    Default Wi-Fi calling on Nexus 5

    I learned today that T-Mobile offers free Wi-Fi calling on most new Android smartphones, however, it is not available on the Nexus 5. Does anyone know why? Does anyone know how it can be enabled?
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    As of now Google has not yet put in wifi calling into Android itself thus why the nexus 5 or nexus 4 doesn't have it. T-Mobile bakes it into the phones they sell like the Samsung galaxy note 3 or any other branded phone into the os.

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    Thank you for your prompt reply. Are you saying that if I purchased an N5 from T-Mo it would have that function?
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    No T-Mobile sells the nexus 5 the same way as it is sold on the Google play store. T-Mobile and sprint are just another way to buy the phone

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    Any phone that is sold in T-Mobile that's not a nexus 5 device should have wifi calling. I liked the nexus 5 but the deal breaker for me was no wifi calling

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    There used to be an app that would allow Google Voice to perform wifi calling, however, it stopped working at the end of April. The rumor that I have read is that it will be baked into an upcoming version of Hangouts or Voice.
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    Hopefully tmobile and google are conjuring something up.

    Apple did it with tmobile.

    And i really hope google makes a native visual voicemail app too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigballer View Post
    Hopefully tmobile and google are conjuring something up.

    Apple did it with tmobile.

    And i really hope google makes a native visual voicemail app too....
    I think it's more Apple was doing it for Apple.. So T-Mobile is now able to do it. Not Apple doing it just for T-Mobile.. Or that is my understanding of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I think it's more Apple was doing it for Apple.. So T-Mobile is now able to do it. Not Apple doing it just for T-Mobile.. Or that is my understanding of it.

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    But no other carrier takes advantage of wifi calling on ios8 except tmobile.

    Yet we'll see what google has up their sleeve at i/o. hopefully wifi calling/visual voicemail.

    The elephant in the room is that carriers want their customers to pay extremely high international rates....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigballer View Post
    But no other carrier takes advantage of wifi calling on ios8 except tmobile.

    Yet we'll see what google has up their sleeve at i/o. hopefully wifi calling/visual voicemail.

    The elephant in the room is that carriers want their customers to pay extremely high international rates....
    Sprint does as well I believe

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    Default Re: Wi-Fi calling on Nexus 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Closingracer View Post
    Sprint does as well I believe

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    Sprint rolled it out on a select few devices awhile back. They said they would roll it out to more later but I haven't heard anything since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyer8493 View Post
    Sprint rolled it out on a select few devices awhile back. They said they would roll it out to more later but I haven't heard anything since.

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    But they may for Apple since Apple will be supporting it... It's a maybe.. But looks promising.

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