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# 210363 24-Mar-2017 12:11
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Does anybody know when wireless calling (cellular over wifi) is coming to NZ?

 

 

 

Saw a Stuff piece from nearly two years ago saying it was coming but nothing more recent.


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  # 1747165 24-Mar-2017 16:23
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It's something you may see eventually but it's such a backwards concept there isn't really a need for it - unlike the US where their mobile networks are so atrocious.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1747187 24-Mar-2017 16:54
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With the number of people that complain about dropped calls on wifi calling, I dont think I want it.





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  # 1749336 28-Mar-2017 12:22
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I'm in a geographically challenging location - over the lip of a hill from our nearest cell tower - so just about anything would be an improvement for me. I have an SMS sitting on my phone which has been sitting for the last hour waiting to send.

 

I tried getting on the Spark live chat to ask about this but the person on the other end obviously had no idea what I was talking about.


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  # 1749342 28-Mar-2017 12:37
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@pbolger clearly you know you live in a coverage blackspot for mobile coverage due to " geographically challenging location " so I am not sure what you are expecting the Spark live chat staff member to do about this?

 

Were you expecting them to build a cell site for you? This is where VodafoneNZ has an advantage with Sure Signal (Femtocell) Mini low powered cellsite in the house and backhaul over the home broadband

 

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  # 1749370 28-Mar-2017 13:08
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Linux: Were you expecting them to build a cell site for you?

 

Well since this is a thread about calling over Wi-Fi, I'd wager that the OP was not expecting that!


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  # 1749376 28-Mar-2017 13:23
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Behodar:

Linux: Were you expecting them to build a cell site for you?


Well since this is a thread about calling over Wi-Fi, I'd wager that the OP was not expecting that!



From reading the post above they are also speaking about low / poor mobile coverage

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  # 1749381 28-Mar-2017 13:35
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Linux:
Behodar:

 

Linux: Were you expecting them to build a cell site for you?

 

 

 

Well since this is a thread about calling over Wi-Fi, I'd wager that the OP was not expecting that!

 



From reading the post above they are also speaking about low / poor mobile coverage

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Yes, but the reason I'm interested in Wi-Fi calling is because it has the potential to improve the bad coverage issue. Not because I want to add an extra layer to my cellular communications.


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