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danza
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  #2782622 23-Sep-2021 11:48
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PoHq:

So do we know how things are handled when you have wifi calling and 1 or 2 bars of weak signal? How does it prioritize what to use?  I'm in the poor voda signal at home category, want to know if it's best to leave in airplane mode to be permanently on wifi calling. Thanks.



Always good to have cellular/mobile disabled completely using airplane mode when you have weak signal to save power draw from the modem constantly trying to hold a connection.

Wifi calling and text is working great through airplane mode+wifi after the ios15 update. This is on a non-nz purchased iphone too.


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  #2786076 29-Sep-2021 09:05
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You can go into settings->battery and see how much battery % that your phone is wasting being in a low coverage area. For me i spent about 20% battery every day just searching for reception. So definitely best to be in Aeroplane mode.

 

Its easy to make an automation in Shortcuts which turns on Aeroplane Mode when you connect to your home wifi, however is hard to get the Aeroplane mode to turn off when you leave wifi, The best solution I have found  so far is to have another automation that turns off Aeroplane mode when I hop in the car and connect to CarPlay.


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  #2787492 1-Oct-2021 08:19
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Actually it seems that different phone respond differently to Wifi Calling + Aeroplane Mode. I've started a new thread to discuss




jackyleunght2002
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  #2796221 16-Oct-2021 15:13
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Hello All

 

Does anybody has any update on the wi-fi calling for other devices?

 

according to the vodafone website, in October, there should be an update for other Samsung devices

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/our-networks/wifi-calling/

 

 

 

thank you very much

 

Jacky 


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  #2798078 20-Oct-2021 10:59
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My Samsung S20 FE had an update last week and now I see WIFI calling has popped up in the dialer settings menu. Seems to work OK now. 


wratterus
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  #2798081 20-Oct-2021 11:03
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That's cool, their rollout must be ahead of the supported device info on their site, it's not been updated at all yet. 


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  #2798356 20-Oct-2021 22:13
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Yetti92:

 

My Samsung S20 FE had an update last week and now I see WIFI calling has popped up in the dialer settings menu. Seems to work OK now. 

 

 

Hey @Yetti92

 

My wife's S20FE (on Kogan using VF) has the October 1st software update but no sign of WiFi Calling yet. Can you be specific of where to find this setting? Based on my previous experience with 2D wifi calling, it was located at Settings\Connections\Mobile Networks\   where you'll find the VoLTE toggle currently. 





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  #2798359 20-Oct-2021 22:28
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Open dialpad/phone.
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Settings.

Should find there.

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  #2798364 20-Oct-2021 22:51
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Oblivian: Open dialpad/phone.
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Settings.

Should find there.

 

Nope. I'd been there too. Also manually checked for another software update.

 

Two things that maybe relevant are that this was originally a 2Degrees S20FE,  and using a Kogan SIM. Has anyone on Kogan seen wifi calling yet on iPhone or any other phone? 





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  #2798372 20-Oct-2021 23:18
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Spong:

Oblivian: Open dialpad/phone.
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Settings.

Should find there.


Nope. I'd been there too. Also manually checked for another software update.


Two things that maybe relevant are that this was originally a 2Degrees S20FE,  and using a Kogan SIM. Has anyone on Kogan seen wifi calling yet on iPhone or any other phone? 



Wifi calling working here just fine on my ph-1. Only works on kogan, doesn't work on any other NZ carrier.

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  #2798391 21-Oct-2021 07:04
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Spong:

Oblivian: Open dialpad/phone.
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Settings.

Should find there.


Nope. I'd been there too. Also manually checked for another software update.


Two things that maybe relevant are that this was originally a 2Degrees S20FE,  and using a Kogan SIM. Has anyone on Kogan seen wifi calling yet on iPhone or any other phone? 



WiFi calling worked great on my iPhone




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  #2798706 21-Oct-2021 11:38
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Spong:

 

Oblivian: Open dialpad/phone.
...
Settings.

Should find there.

 

Nope. I'd been there too. Also manually checked for another software update.

 

Two things that maybe relevant are that this was originally a 2Degrees S20FE,  and using a Kogan SIM. Has anyone on Kogan seen wifi calling yet on iPhone or any other phone? 

 

 

 

 

Yeah as said above in the dialer setting menu. I found it by chance after my last update. My model is the SM-G780G (the 4g snapdragon powered one) and was an NZ model running the 1 October 2021 update and on Vodafone. 

 

Unsure if the 2 degrees purchase or Kogan effects it or not? I would of thought that wasn't so much of an issue now days so long as its an NZ released model. 


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  #2798711 21-Oct-2021 11:53
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Guess it depends if its a shared OS update or customised.

 

According to samsung, they did change to BYOD firmware which adjusts based on SIM without reset. Similar to Huawei.

 

But mileage may vary if they sold a modded version. Does the model string detail give an indicator, or is the bootup logo say non-generic.

 

 

 

Check phone status

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can easily tell which carrier your phone is currently using by looking it up in your phone's settings.

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate to Settings, and swipe to and tap About phone. Tap Software information and then swipe to Service provider SW version. Here you will be able to see the sale code, network code, and carrier ID which can help you identify the carrier.

 

If you have a SIM card inserted, you can also navigate to Settings and then swipe to and tap About phone. Tap Status, and then tap SIM card status. The name of your network provider (such as Verizon, Sprint, etc.) will appear under Network.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2799411 22-Oct-2021 13:10
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I see the compatible Samsung devices section for WiFi Calling has been updated now to include all of the Galaxy S21 series, A30, A52, A7 and only the Snapdragon version of the S20FE (SM-G780G).

 

Wife has the SM-G780F (exynos version of the S20FE) and I have an S20+ (SM-G986B/DS also exynos). I hope we get included eventually.  





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  #2799456 22-Oct-2021 14:05
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Wouldn't hold my breath. Their sold variant is the G

 

https://www.vodafone.co.nz/samsung-galaxy/pricing/ 


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