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Topic # 242265 18-Oct-2018 12:21
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Good morning,

 

I'm looking for some advice on a simple to use Wifi calling app, or similar.

 

My house runs on Spark naked broadband (copper) and Spark cell phones (Samsung Galaxys), and we do not have landline.

 

The Spark cell phone coverage in the house ranges from OK to miserable depending on where you stand, but the naked (cable vdsl) broadband via the router is strong everywhere.

 

I'm doing more and more work from home and as I spend a lot of time on the phone, I need a good phone line that doesn't become garbled or drop out.

 

Therefore is there anyway I can easily swap my phone from cellular calling to Wifi calling when I'm at home? I've looked at a cell booster, but they're blimmin expensive and I thought I'd explore Wifi calling before I head down this path.

 

Any advice or insights on this is greatly received.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2110440 18-Oct-2018 12:27
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The only provider that does WiFi calling is 2degrees and it is seamless. Spark don't have WiFi calling and don't have any plans to get this either.

 

Basically your options are to switch to 2degrees or look at Vodafone with their Sure Signal option. Personally, I think 2degrees is the more seamless of the two options here.





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  Reply # 2110443 18-Oct-2018 12:33
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  Reply # 2110444 18-Oct-2018 12:34
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michaelmurfy:

 

Spark don't have WiFi calling and don't have any plans to get this either.

 

 

That's a little harsh sounding.

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/99852218/Wi-fi-calling-review-the-verdict-on-wi-fi-calling

 

is an official comment here regarding wifi calling.

 

 

Is wi-fi calling the future?

 

So far only 2degrees offers wi-fi calling. So, what about their competitors?

 

Reaching out to Vodafone reveals no plans to offer wi-fi calling at this stage.

 

Earlier this year, Spark announced it is in the process of switching from the aging PSTN network to an IP-based Converged Communications Network (CCN).

 

According to their statement, this will lead to a range of options, including voice over wi-fi.

 





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  Reply # 2110490 18-Oct-2018 13:51
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How about you sign up for a VoIP account with 2talk, and use the SIP option in Android? See Option 2 here.


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  Reply # 2110508 18-Oct-2018 14:15
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I have the same use case (poor cell signal, multiple phones in house, work from home a lot so need good call quality) and switched all the phones to Vodafone to use a Sure Signal. Can't fault it - hasn't missed a beat once setup and works seamlessly with any handset running on a Vodafone SIM


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  Reply # 2110509 18-Oct-2018 14:17
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nickb800:

 

I have the same use case (poor cell signal, multiple phones in house, work from home a lot so need good call quality) and switched all the phones to Vodafone to use a Sure Signal. Can't fault it - hasn't missed a beat once setup and works seamlessly with any handset running on a Vodafone SIM

 

 

This is the only reason i still have my vodafone sim... Home coverage! It's a pain, but joys of living Rural with all that signal adsorbing green leafy things

 

my data is always on my Spark sim, simply because the network often feels snappier for me.





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  Reply # 2127902 16-Nov-2018 12:58
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Call me old fashioned, but what about a landline?


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  Reply # 2128142 16-Nov-2018 19:16
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Kiwifruta:

 

Call me old fashioned, but what about a landline?

 

 

It's the amazingly basic diagnostic tool for broadband ofcourse. 

 

 





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