1. MrVeda's Avatar
    I read on some review that the new GN will have WiFi Calling as a feature - is this right? is this a feature of ICS or something to be released in an update? If already built into the OS, does it work well? I live in an area with no Towers nearby and only see 1Bar of reception (with all carriers).
    12-16-2011 01:07 AM
  2. lilnate's Avatar
    this i would also like to know, but i didnt know verizon supported Wifi-calling. I thought some other carriers did.

    to clearify i thought it was carrier specific not device or software that determined if it were capable.
    12-16-2011 01:40 AM
  3. travva's Avatar
    yes, it supports wifi calling. most any modern smartphone does.
    12-16-2011 01:58 AM
  4. lilnate's Avatar
    yes, it supports wifi calling. most any modern smartphone does.
    im guess the droid x didnt get that memo....thank god it does...if only texts would go though also?? Do they or is that a pipe dream that im living in my basement surrounded by concrete walls
    12-16-2011 02:07 AM
  5. somnambulator's Avatar
    I think the bigger question is: "Does Verizon?"

    the phone can support whatever it wants, but AFAIK the carrier has to support WiFi calling, and VZW has never.
    12-16-2011 06:28 AM
  6. NOMster's Avatar
    There are all instructions all over the place about setting up internet calling on android. I know just about any gingerbread phone will do it so I can't imagine the new nexus wouldn't. Although I don't have it to test, I've done it with the optimus, evo and nexus s. Just go into setting menu->call settings->internet calling. (Unless its been moved in ice cream sandwich.)
    12-16-2011 07:09 AM
  7. MrVeda's Avatar
    Ok sounds good - but has anyone with a new Verizon GN actually managed to get WiFi Calling to work or text via wifi?
    12-16-2011 08:49 AM
  8. aanasa's Avatar
    There are two different questions being asked here.

    Can you use wifi to Call or text with your Verizon number and not have it count to your minutes or text usage? That answer is no.

    Can you use wifi and a 3rd party app to make calls such as skype? That answer is yes but it is subject to that 3rd parties terms... Example: Skype to Skype = Free. Skype to phone = $$$
    12-16-2011 10:02 AM
  9. MrVeda's Avatar
    Yeah - sorry I should have been more specific. I meant true WiFi Calling as per T-Mobile Android Phones - not via Skype or Google Voice etc. The review I read pre Launch was that you could turn on WiFi Calling in Settings somewhere and it should make/receive calls over your WiFi directly
    12-16-2011 10:06 AM
  10. mikenick42's Avatar
    Without Verizon providing servers it won't be supported on their network.
    12-16-2011 05:39 PM
  11. MrVeda's Avatar
    That's what I was worried about. When buying my new GN today at a Verizon corporate store, the manager said only option was to order the Verizon Booster that extends the network to inside the home via my DSL service. Only downside is it costs $250 plus tax!

    Anybody here tried using their Booster?
    12-16-2011 06:36 PM
  12. NOMster's Avatar
    Ah...se I use Google voice anyway for all my calls and texts so if I use wifi calling (either with a 3rd party sip or groove IP) it shows the same number.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
    12-16-2011 06:39 PM
  13. fed123's Avatar
    I'm doing wifi calls from home on FIOS. Never a problem.
    12-17-2011 01:08 PM
  14. danielkogan's Avatar
    What app r u using for wifi calling ?
    12-17-2011 01:54 PM
  15. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    I'm doing wifi calls from home on FIOS. Never a problem.
    No you're not. Your FIOS is only providing your internet connection, not your voice service.

    Try putting your phone in airplane mode, then re-connecting to your wifi and see if you can call. You can't.

    Bottom line, Verizon does not support calls over wifi as T-Mobile does.
    12-17-2011 05:53 PM
  16. bboykin87's Avatar
    No you're not. Your FIOS is only providing your internet connection, not your voice service.

    Try putting your phone in airplane mode, then re-connecting to your wifi and see if you can call. You can't.

    Bottom line, Verizon does not support calls over wifi as T-Mobile does.
    You are wrong, this phone supports wifi calling and Verizon has nothing to do with it, using an app called sip droid in connection with google voice airplane mode on, over wifi.
    12-17-2011 08:17 PM
  17. fed123's Avatar
    No you're not. Your FIOS is only providing your internet connection, not your voice service.

    Try putting your phone in airplane mode, then re-connecting to your wifi and see if you can call. You can't.

    Bottom line, Verizon does not support calls over wifi as T-Mobile does.

    Verizon does not charge for wifi minutes. See exchange from Verizon forum.



    JohnB_VZW
    Wireless Employee

    Posts: 476
    Registered: 02-08-2011
    Device: Motorola Droid
    Location: Chicago, IL.
    0
    Re: When on Wi-Fi, am I using phone minutes?
    Options
    02-21-2011 02:01 PM

    When connected to a WiFi connection you are not using your minutes.

    Thanks

    John B
    John B

    Follow us on Twitter @VZWSUPPORT

    Re: When on Wi-Fi, am I using phone minutes? - Verizon Wireless Community
    12-17-2011 08:28 PM
  18. iBowToAndroid's Avatar
    You are wrong, this phone supports wifi calling and Verizon has nothing to do with it, using an app called sip droid in connection with google voice airplane mode on, over wifi.
    I never said the phone didn't support it. I said Verizon doesn't support it. Yes obviously you can use a VoIP

    Verizon does not charge for wifi minutes. See exchange from Verizon forum.



    JohnB_VZW
    Wireless Employee

    Posts: 476
    Registered: 02-08-2011
    Device: Motorola Droid
    Location: Chicago, IL.
    0
    Re: When on Wi-Fi, am I using phone minutes?
    Options
    02-21-2011 02:01 PM

    When connected to a WiFi connection you are not using your minutes.

    Thanks

    John B
    John B

    Follow us on Twitter @VZWSUPPORT

    Re: When on Wi-Fi, am I using phone minutes? - Verizon Wireless Community
    Seriously.....?? Smh.

    Did you not read the post directly after the one you mentioned, posted by someone who actually has a functioning brain...??
    12-19-2011 12:36 AM
  19. mikenick42's Avatar
    You are wrong, this phone supports wifi calling and Verizon has nothing to do with it, using an app called sip droid in connection with google voice airplane mode on, over wifi.
    That's not wifi calling. It's SIP calling that happens to be over wifi. We're talking about UMA and Verizon does not support it.
    12-24-2011 01:06 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD