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It really doesnt make sense not to have this.

 

Theres no need for an airave with wifi calling, and that progrma must cost sprint a bundle. Having wifi calling just makes sense for the customer and the carrier.

 

Would be especially great for international travel.

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I was messing around in my Sprint account and came across this. Anyone know what phones are supported? I've never even heard of this outside of T-Mobile.

 

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2 that aren't supported: GS3 and iPhone 5c --  I just checked.  So . . . what IS supported?

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I got the message "Oops! The voice wifi access setting cannot be changed because the subscription you're changing is not voice wifi capable" when trying to activate it on my Note 3 on the 3rd-party employee plan.

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I got the message "Oops! The voice wifi access setting cannot be changed because the subscription you're changing is not voice wifi capable" when trying to activate it on my Note 3 on the 3rd-party employee plan.

 

That's the same thing I got.

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http://eguides.sprint.com/support/eguides/kyocerahydroedge/index.html#kyocera_hydro_edge_ug/call_using_internet_calling.htmlgrab

 

Only thing I found regarding WiFi calling with Sprint Kyocera devices. Kinda interesting that you can add any SIP service to it. Will keep that in mind when my biz service renews next month.

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I considered switching to T-Mobile for half a day when I read up on HD voice and wifi calling. Since Sprint is now becoming very good with data speeds and has great voice quality, the one thing I saw as a nice ability was wifi calling since I have family in the boonies and they don't all have Sprint service but have cable broadband. This could be a huge game changer to some customers who have poor/no service.

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I considered switching to T-Mobile for half a day when I read up on HD voice and wifi calling. Since Sprint is now becoming very good with data speeds and has great voice quality, the one thing I saw as a nice ability was wifi calling since I have family in the boonies and they don't all have Sprint service but have cable broadband. This could be a huge game changer to some customers who have poor/no service.

 

Sprint's call quality has always been above par in my opinion, and with the addition of HD Voice, Sprint probably inched out T-Mobile a bit in that area. Although it is available for everyone on T-Mobile and currently it is only available for about 1/3 of Sprint's entire network.

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It's not quite available to everyone on TMo after all. AMR-WB only works when connected to a modernized tower, and not all of their urban HSPA+ footprint is upgraded with modernized NSN or Ericsson equipment.

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It's not quite available to everyone on TMo after all. AMR-WB only works when connected to a modernized tower, and not all of their urban HSPA+ footprint is upgraded with modernized NSN or Ericsson equipment.

 

LOL, then I call false advertising. T-mobile boasts about their voice quality compared to AT&T even when in 2G only areas. Unless I'm missing something and they are using two different technologies for voice.

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LOL, then I call false advertising. T-mobile boasts about their voice quality compared to AT&T even when in 2G only areas. Unless I'm missing something and they are using two different technologies for voice.

 

T-Mobile still uses EFR full rate even in 2G areas which is still a step ahead of AT&T. That's how they can advertise enhanced call quality.

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It's not quite available to everyone on TMo after all. AMR-WB only works when connected to a modernized tower, and not all of their urban HSPA+ footprint is upgraded with modernized NSN or Ericsson equipment.

That's not strictly true. AMR-WB is supported on all UMTS cell sites that T-Mobile has. It's even supported on newer GSM cell sites, as well. The limiter is whether or not your handset supports the codec. Most handsets released in the last two years have the support built-in.

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To bump this older thread, while trying out the new Direct Connect Now app (which is now compatible with phones like the Note 3 and the G2), I came across this page in the setup screen. Very interesting, as I still haven't heard anything about it internally.

 

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It's not quite available to everyone on TMo after all. AMR-WB only works when connected to a modernized tower, and not all of their urban HSPA+ footprint is upgraded with modernized NSN or Ericsson equipment.

 

I've never seen my Galaxy Note 3 use HD Voice even though I can place a call to my brother who also has a GN3.

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ehusu4ab.jpg

 

To bump this older thread, while trying out the new Direct Connect Now app (which is now compatible with phones like the Note 3 and the G2), I came across this page in the setup screen. Very interesting, as I still haven't heard anything about it internally.

 

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Is there a list of phones that are compatible with the the Now App?  

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