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    Default Does the Galaxy S5 make calls via WiFi?

    I notice that, when I make calls on the S5 from my house, the Notification Bar shows WiFi active but does not show 4G, 3G, LTE or any other mobile network active. Is it possible that the calls are being made via WiFi?

    I also notice no data is being used for those calls. I've had the phone now for a week and have been using it almost 8 hours per day. I only used it outside of the house for a couple of text messages.

    My data usage at the ATT web site shows only 58 Mb used of my 2 Gb monthly plan. It appears WiFi is absorbing almost all my usage since I have unlimited data available using WiFi.
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    Default Re: Does the Galaxy S5 make calls via WiFi?

    You would need a app such as text plus to make calls over WiFi. I have the 2gb plan on both of my lines with AT&T, and we only use about 200mb a month always connected to WiFi at home and work.

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    Default Re: Does the Galaxy S5 make calls via WiFi?

    Quote Originally Posted by sirmaru View Post
    I notice that, when I make calls on the S5 from my house, the Notification Bar shows WiFi active but does not show 4G, 3G, LTE or any other mobile network active. Is it possible that the calls are being made via WiFi?

    I also notice no data is being used for those calls. I've had the phone now for a week and have been using it almost 8 hours per day. I only used it outside of the house for a couple of text messages.

    My data usage at the ATT web site shows only 58 Mb used of my 2 Gb monthly plan. It appears WiFi is absorbing almost all my usage since I have unlimited data available using WiFi.
    Do you have cell bars? If so it's not going through wifi. Calls go through the cell network and don't need mobile data. You could be off wifi, disable mobile data, and still be able to call as long as you see cell bars (basically have a signal).

    The only carrier that does calls over wifi is T-Mobile. They have a feature called wifi calling which allows customers to place calls through wifi if they want.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    Default Re: Does the Galaxy S5 make calls via WiFi?

    Thanks, I do see those bars. That explains it.
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    Could wifi calling interfere with incoming calls? I am having a problem with the wifi affecting my ability to receive calls and texts and wondering if this is linked in some way? Can you turn the wifi calling on and off?
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    Default Re: Does the Galaxy S5 make calls via WiFi?

    I know I can use Tango when in Wi Fi and if another person is in Tango, the call goes threw Wi Fi and is free. And if you want you can touch the camera and see each other.

    Tried to download Skype. They wanted me to pay .

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