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  #2799568 22-Oct-2021 16:39
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After coming across this thread I turned it on for my s21u5g and to be honest its been the most significant new feature out of any of the last few phones since 4g started.

My questionable signal at home and the complete absence of signal at one of my workplaces have been revolutionised by this over the last fortnight. Audio is rock solid.

Wow !!

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afe66: After coming across this thread I turned it on for my s21u5g and to be honest its been the most significant new feature out of any of the last few phones since 4g started.

My questionable signal at home and the complete absence of signal at one of my workplaces have been revolutionised by this over the last fortnight. Audio is rock solid.

Wow !!

 

Prior to moving to Kogan (on VF), I used wifi calling for years on 2Degrees,  and one of the most useful features was being able to roam overseas at no extra cost, using wifi everywhere, including using a small portable wifi hotspot I carried in Japan and Vietnam equipped with cheap local SIMs there. Its' strange that VF haven't mentioned use of wifi calling overseas at all as far as I can see. I wonder if they're going to block access from overseas IP addresses to retain the profits they make from roaming, or maybe with so few people travelling overseas at the moment, it just hasn't been thought of? I'd be interested if anyone has anything they can add to this. 





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Can someone please confirm if Vodafone wifi calling will work on a Samsung S21 purchased from another NZ retailer (e.g. Noel Leeming) or does it need to be purchased from Vodafone directly?



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  #2811520 12-Nov-2021 12:27
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niekerkj: Can someone please confirm if Vodafone wifi calling will work on a Samsung S21 purchased from another NZ retailer (e.g. Noel Leeming) or does it need to be purchased from Vodafone directly?

 

KiwiSurfer:

 

I believe that Samsung supplies a single NZ firmware for all NZ telcos for the S21. So same firmware should work fine with all the NZ telcos.

 


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  #2811553 12-Nov-2021 13:19
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niekerkj: Can someone please confirm if Vodafone wifi calling will work on a Samsung S21 purchased from another NZ retailer (e.g. Noel Leeming) or does it need to be purchased from Vodafone directly?

 

@niekerkj Any Telco 


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  #2817012 22-Nov-2021 12:46
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Press release today:

 

 

Vodafone has surpassed 10,000 mobile phone users connecting via Wifi Calling, a major milestone for this new technology that enables people in a location with a weak or no mobile signal to make and receive texts and calls using the Wifi signal.

 

This new software feature is proving popular for people in remote areas, or in buildings with thick walls that mobile signals can sometimes struggle to penetrate.

 

It also comes as Vodafone prepares to shut down its Sure Signal service from 10 December, an outdated technology that boosts the 3G mobile phone signal.

 

Sharina Nisha, Head of Network Services, Vodafone NZ, explains: “Since we began enabling Wifi Calling in September, we’ve had rave reviews from Vodafone customers who are enjoying clear and reliable connections.

 

“We now have 46 smartphones enabled for Wifi Calling, and to use this service customers just need to make sure they have installed the latest device software and then enabled Wifi Calling in their settings.”

 

A full list of Wifi Calling enabled devices is available on the Vodafone website, and includes iPhones with iOS15 installed on iPhone 6S and above, plus a range of Samsung and OPPO newer model phones.

 

Over the coming months, at least 30 more devices are expected to be enabled for Wifi Calling, as well as additional new devices as they are released in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Sometimes referred to as Voice over Wifi (VoWifi), to use Wifi Calling Vodafone customers need a voice-calling enabled mobile plan, an eligible phone with Wifi Calling turned on, and a good quality Wifi connection.

 





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  #2817066 22-Nov-2021 13:55
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freitasm:

 

Press release today:

 

 

Vodafone has surpassed 10,000 mobile phone users connecting via Wifi Calling, a major milestone for this new technology that enables people in a location with a weak or no mobile signal to make and receive texts and calls using the Wifi signal.

 

This new software feature is proving popular for people in remote areas, or in buildings with thick walls that mobile signals can sometimes struggle to penetrate.

 

It also comes as Vodafone prepares to shut down its Sure Signal service from 10 December, an outdated technology that boosts the 3G mobile phone signal.

 

Sharina Nisha, Head of Network Services, Vodafone NZ, explains: “Since we began enabling Wifi Calling in September, we’ve had rave reviews from Vodafone customers who are enjoying clear and reliable connections.

 

“We now have 46 smartphones enabled for Wifi Calling, and to use this service customers just need to make sure they have installed the latest device software and then enabled Wifi Calling in their settings.”

 

A full list of Wifi Calling enabled devices is available on the Vodafone website, and includes iPhones with iOS15 installed on iPhone 6S and above, plus a range of Samsung and OPPO newer model phones.

 

Over the coming months, at least 30 more devices are expected to be enabled for Wifi Calling, as well as additional new devices as they are released in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Sometimes referred to as Voice over Wifi (VoWifi), to use Wifi Calling Vodafone customers need a voice-calling enabled mobile plan, an eligible phone with Wifi Calling turned on, and a good quality Wifi connection.

 

 

 

Well done Vodafone.  Now Spark take note!!





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  #2817073 22-Nov-2021 14:05
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It's still like 70/30 iphone/sammy with 2 oppos?

Meanwhile anyone with one more than a year old android that's not Samsung is about to be pooched until the range is finally expanded or even announced.

Even if it wasn't to be every model, be nice to know what is intended before they are activated, see if you actually do need to replace it while there are at least specials.

IE 'Huawei : Px0 range and above' would be nice. Sure, Huawei have ditched us if you have a 20/30/40 *grumble*
But getting pushed app and config updates still from the core update manager.

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  #2817151 22-Nov-2021 14:50
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niekerkj: Can someone please confirm if Vodafone wifi calling will work on a Samsung S21 purchased from another NZ retailer (e.g. Noel Leeming) or does it need to be purchased from Vodafone directly?

 

@niekerkj Any Telco 

 

 

@niekerkj It would appear that dual sim Samsungs are off the list so if you have a dual sim you are probably out of luck.





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  #2817160 22-Nov-2021 15:12
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hairy1:

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niekerkj: Can someone please confirm if Vodafone wifi calling will work on a Samsung S21 purchased from another NZ retailer (e.g. Noel Leeming) or does it need to be purchased from Vodafone directly?


@niekerkj Any Telco 



@niekerkj It would appear that dual sim Samsungs are off the list so if you have a dual sim you are probably out of luck.



My S20 FE dual SIM works fine including simultaneous VoWiFi connections on VF and 2d.

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Still no luck with a 2Degrees sourced Galaxy S20FE (Exynos version SM-G780F) and this doesn't appear in their list now, only the Snapdragon version.) 

 

Also no luck with my parallel imported Galaxy S20+ (Exynos SM-G986B/Dual SIM) despite me installing the VF firmware. The original provider was a company in the UAE, and this remains the "About phone" area. 

 

Despite latest software installed, no luck with VoWiFi, although both worked fine with 2Degrees VoWiFi. 

 

I see that VF UK have a much larger list of compatible phones, so hopefully NZ's list will grow.  





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Spong:

 

I see that VF UK have a much larger list of compatible phones, so hopefully NZ's list will grow.  

 

 

Vodafone NZ has been kinda separated from global company for some time now. And don't seem to follow many similarities anymore other than a logo and branding.


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@niekerkj It would appear that dual sim Samsungs are off the list so if you have a dual sim you are probably out of luck.

 

 

I have a 2degrees sourced dual-SIM S21 which works with VoWiFi on both 2degrees and Vodafone. It would appear your information is incorrect.


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  #2817294 22-Nov-2021 21:19
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We have a NZ sourced S20 Ultra dual sim here which is a no go. Seems hit and miss




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hairy1: We have a NZ sourced S20 Ultra dual sim here which is a no go. Seems hit and miss

 

Can you check the Settings/About Phone/Software Information/Service Provider software version section. 

 

I believe the last line signifies the service provider information. In my S20+, (originally sold in the UAE territory)  it states XSG/XSG,XSG/XSG.

 

My wifes S20 FE (Definitely 2Degrees supplied) states  XNZ/XNZ,XNZ/XNZ (but this is the "F" exynos version that's not yet on Vodafone's compatible list). 

 

I'm not sure if XNZ signifies all NZ providers,  2Degrees, unbranded or something else. I'd be interested in what your one has, and any other owners of S20 series and whether working or not working. 

 

I've done the usual search for software updates, and both running 1st Nov 2021 versions. 

 

 





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