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Hello, I just joined TELUS mobility and purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I got the phone because it has WiFi Calling, and I work in an area with poor cell signal (big concrete building). I have not been able to set this phone up to work with WiFi, and can't seem to find the setting to turn it on in the phone. I went online to my account, and it says I do have VoLTE and VoWiFi activated on my account. What are the steps I need to do to have this set up correctly?
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I've found with the iPhone and wifi calling it really depends what network you are on. If you're on your home wifi network, it should usually work. A more public one or a work one where there may be restrictions on what can be used on it, or a firewall, it usually won't work.
As for settings, open the Phone app. In the top right corner you should see a ". . ." menu. Hit that and choose Settings. If you scroll down in that menu you should see wifi calling if it's in there and available to that device. I don't see it on my S7.
That being said, it may not still work based on the Telus Wifi Calling FAQ. Only iPhones are listed there currently.
@ScottyJ - Any news if Andoid devices will be included for wifi calling?
Thank you for trying to help, but I don't see any reference to a WiFi calling setting anywhere in the Phone App settings. Also, I have tried to use this phone on my home WiFi to test it out.
So is there any update from Telus as to when us non-iPhone users can make use of Wi-Fi calling? Other carriers are offering it, and we all don't wish to buy into the half-eaten fruit brand.
Hey @dru back in June you noted "Coming Soon" its now Feb 2018 - 3/4 of a year. S9 is almost available. STILL NO WIFI CALLING.
I think you're spreading misinformation or have a really bad definition of soon.
Rogers/Fido may have done it first on a national scale for Canada but Telus has never been a pioneering carrier. Their Apple-like approach is to sit back, wait for everyone else to do it first, and then claim it as a milestone when they get around to doing it years later. Wireless charging, anyone?!
I just spent 45 minutes on the phone. First with a sales rep, who told me that "the samsung page indicates that S6, S7," etc should have WiFi calling. Me having to explain to her that no, the TELUS page says that only the G6 is supported. She then transferred me to technical support.
Tech support guy: Just the G6.
Me: I know. That's what I said.
Tech support guy: Let me double-check.
*cue being on hold for 15 minutes*
Tech support guy: Oh, actually it's the S6, S7, etc. with Android 7.0 and up.
Me: I have an S7 edge with 7.0. No wifi calling.
Tech support guy: Oh. Hold on.
*cue being on hold for 15 minutes*
Tech support guy: No, nvm, it's just the G6.
I feel this subject is worth bringing up again as it could really help a lot of customers that live in an area with poor coverage. They were working on it in the summer. It's now fall and it'll be winter soon. The least they could do is give us an update that's not a season (maybe use the standard measurement of months??)
The bottom line is Telus really doesn't care about it's Android users, and if they had their way, they would sooner rather see their Android users leave for another network. Telus views Apple as the only phone that matters, and views Android users as low class leaches. If Telus could, they would Blacklist all Android phones.
Or maybe Apple provides incentives to carriers to support leading technologies on Apple devices, and Android manufacturers do not. There could be many reasons why one product line is supported first.
Nope, Telus will soon be kicking it's Android users off the network. 100% sure of that. Telus hates it's Android Subscribes and wants to get rid of them any way possible. Telus won't be happy until they have a 100% Apple subscriber base.
Those are some strong allegations and totally false. Maybe there is a blackberry conspiracy as well then. Just because wifi calling isn’t available you’re reaching pretty far.
The iPhone has wifi calling. But I don’t even use it, even if I’m in a fringe area. While it does work in poor reception areas. The few times I used it, sound quality was a bit off. Android users will get it at some point as previously stated by @dru
I don't get that though. Same technology, same network. Where's the problem? If the Android phone supports it, I can't see why..