Jump to content

Sprint Wifi Calling.....


runagun

Recommended Posts

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder if this could be a work around "fix" for Airave's and tri-band phones without needing to disable LTE at home.

 

Still have that issue of texting though.  Curious to see how this will work since you will need a CDMA signal.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just hope they come up with something. My nexus sits on my desk unused while I suffer with my evo because of it. One of the five towers circling my house went live with LTE and the signal is just strong enough for it to latch on and hold and cause missed/dropped calls.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just hope they come up with something. My nexus sits on my desk unused while I suffer with my evo because of it. One of the five towers circling my house went live with LTE and the signal is just strong enough for it to latch on and hold and cause missed/dropped calls.

Did you try turning off LTE?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Still have that issue of texting though.  Curious to see how this will work since you will need a CDMA signal.

 

No idea how they have it working but the screenshot does say the ability to text over wifi.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did you try turning off LTE?

Yeah, that works. It got old switching LTE on and off every day. I forgot to do it twice and missed a couple of important calls so I reactivated my EVO for the time being.

 

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder if this could be a work around "fix" for Airave's and tri-band phones without needing to disable LTE at home.

Considering the two phones in that screenshot are both Spark enabled, it would not surprise me at all that they're accelerating this for Spark phones.

 

Not only that, but getting this rolling on all Android devices eventually will dramatically reduce their overhead costs in purchasing and maintaining Airaves...

 

 

That being said, that screenshot looks like it's from a legitimate Sprint online training course. I'd recognize that 1990's style page layout anywhere. What really tipped me off was the edge of one of those hideous yellow rounded-corner next buttons...

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not only that, but getting this rolling on all Android devices eventually will dramatically reduce their overhead costs in purchasing and maintaining Airaves...

If it still requires cdma signal to work, I wonder if a really weak signal would suffice. Otherwise I don't see Airaves going away anytime soon.

 

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If it still requires cdma signal to work, I wonder if a really weak signal would suffice. Otherwise I don't see Airaves going away anytime soon.

 

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk

I wonder about that myself. How often does it need to call home? Does the device just need to see "Sprint" in its PRL and be good?

 

The restrictions stated make it sound like it's based on the Sprint licensing schemes for spectrum, but that shouldn't matter - it's WiFi.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This was always magentas awesome feature. Great that it's coming to Sprint. Be good if it worked everywhere because when traveling overseas it's a perfect solution.

 

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

Agreed. This is a feature I've wanted for a long time

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It says it needs a native CDMA signal to satisfy federal 911 regulations and it is only available for calls in the USA. Not sure if it would help with overseas calling or for those outside of useable Sprint coverage.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes wifi calling will only work in Sprint coverage areas and the feature is only avail on the S4 mini and Samsung Mega,,,

I guess ppl missed my post but Wifi calling will only work in Sprint Native coverage areas, it will not work overseas or in roaming areas,,,, When the feature is released only two phones will have it installed already, the Samsung Mega and S4 Mini,,,

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It says it needs a native CDMA signal to satisfy federal 911 regulations and it is only available for calls in the USA. Not sure if it would help with overseas calling or for those outside of useable Sprint coverage.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if they put CDMA by mistake and really meant a GPS signal.

 

Otherwise, if you can get a Sprint signal, why on earth would you use wifi, doesn't make sense.

But then again, all the calling plans being put out by Sprint over the last few months don't make sense either, only people with accounting degrees know what is going on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wouldn't be surprised if they put CDMA by mistake and really meant a GPS signal.

 

Otherwise, if you can get a Sprint signal, why on earth would you use wifi, doesn't make sense.

But then again, all the calling plans being put out by Sprint over the last few months don't make sense either, only people with accounting degrees know what is going on.

Yeah, this wifi calling seems useless to me if you need a Sprint signal, anyway. The reason I was hoping for wifi calling in the first place is because my dad lives in an oddly isolated area in western Iowa with no Sprint coverage. It would be awesome to be able to still use my phone without roaming on Verizon whenever I visit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It says it needs a native CDMA signal to satisfy federal 911 regulations and it is only available for calls in the USA. Not sure if it would help with overseas calling or for those outside of useable Sprint coverage.

Maybe a roaming CDMA signal would qualify as well

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Similar Content

  • Posts

    • Rolling out a new beta release now with some minor adjustments and additional logging. Please log out of the app (or remove your session(s) from the website if the app is not providing the log out option) and try to log in again. If you experience an issue, please submit a diagnostic report immediately after your attempt. Logs only capture a limited amount of information, and sometimes a delay causes the useful information to already be overwritten. I also sent an e-mail to the beta crew offering a faster way to receive beta updates, please let me know if you have any questions.
    • what differences? My son is thinking of going from the 21 ultra to the pixel pro... Yea, nay??
    • I just hope it doesnt make me reset my PW to log in every 5th time.. Sprints side has been wonky for a while. The 1 year I went to Tmo, I did like their online stuff 3-1 vs sprint Having a biz account might be making it troublesome, but I don't know why, everything in there is pretty straight forward. I heard it "might" be the financing issues on the sprint side.  I do know if I want to upgrade any of the lines, it still has to go through sprint, if I try on the Tmo side itll force me to pay off the few I have, vs it just bringing them over.
    • Just switched to the S22 Ultra from the Pixel 7 Pro. Love this beast!!
    • Yeah that change was a result of the null moving from one point in the code to another with the latest update, ha. I'm digging into it. Appreciate all the quick feedback from everyone! Hopefully can figure out what is going on and resolve it today.
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...