Just wanted to give you boys and girls a head's up ... it appears it's going to be enabled on November 13.
For what it's worth. I called TMo last Thursday (10.20.2011) and the very helpful CSR went digging on this question for me and came back with "We can enable that right now on your account". So we did. And it works. Didn't need a new SIM card either.
kevinjmills wrote: For what it's worth. I called TMo last Thursday (10.20.2011) and the very helpful CSR went digging on this question for me and came back with "We can enable that right now on your account". So we did. And it works. Didn't need a new SIM card either.
The existing Wi-Fi Calling app is different than the new one that is being released in the new future. You will need the SIM card that came with your Amaze to use the new (and much better) Wi-Fi Calling.
Hi Brandt, Thanks for clarifying. I was starting to get that impression after reading more posts here.
That Nov 13 date is not yet confirmed for this feature. As soon as we know a target date and get the okay to share that publicly we will definitely do so!
what's so different about it compared to the other WiFi calling features on phones like the Sensation, myTouch 4G etc?
The front end user experience will not be different - should be seamless. If you're looking for technical, do a quick google search for ims/sip.
I called and asked to enable wifi calling and they stated that they did. I went and enabled it under the Call settings, but it is still not working. Are you sure that the post above does not refer to general TMobile user account settings(at Tmobile) allowing for wifi calling? When I called to question this, I was told what we all have been told, that the Amaze does not have wifi calling yet. Joel, can you clarify?
Sure, happy to help clear this up. Not sure why you would be told that someone had to 'enable' wifi calling for you, as that is a feature that is specific to the phone so once it is on your phone, you will enable it yourself on the device, nobody else can do this for you. In this case, the HTC Amaze 4G does not have the wifi calling feature on it...yet. It will be coming via software update. No target date yet but it is a top priority.
The first post in this discussion is what you are now answering. Thanks!
Im curious why the big deal about wifi calling? It still uses your minutes (i think thats wrong since im not using their cell towers) and often the quality isn't as good as my regular connection. Whats the big deal? enlighten me.
For me it's to deal with a weak cell signal at home. I have an unlimited plan so wifi counting against minutes is not an issue, but getting a good signal is.
I'm in the same boat as kevinjmills...i live outside city limits so have two bars if i am lucky at my home, which makes wifi calling great for me - call quality is awesome. Wifi calling wont be an important feature for anyone who lives/works/drives where there is good/high coverage signal strength.
Also for those that travel internationally, wifi calling has great benefits. Calls from your phone to the US only charged against your minutes, no roaming, no foreign charges. It is a highly integrated solution. I have been using it for years. One can be in Mexico or India and go to a wifi connection and call the US. No need for an unlocked phone and new sim.
I must say that I have a crappy signal at home and only roam in town; the fact that I had a working WIFI calling before I went to the store to buy this and now don't is a huge slap in the face for me!! I saw the tech specs before deciding to buy this phone and saw nothing to lead me to believe that the feature was unavailable!!! Since I am a disabled vet, I spend most of my time at home. What this means is that I had to buy the Goove IP app *just to get any phone calls* without driving 10 miles into town!!! I can't understand why TMO has released a phone before it was ready, and it kinda ticks me off!!
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