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  Reply # 1944989 22-Jan-2018 19:30
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@danza Voice calls on-net are HD voice AMR over 3G and VoLTE you should see sometime in 2018 (I suspect)


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Thanks for the head up. We can finally get better call quality after all these years.


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Huh, guess I just never noticed as it’s mostly mobile-landline calls.

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  Reply # 1944993 22-Jan-2018 19:38
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@danza Voice calls on-net are HD voice AMR over 3G and VoLTE you should see sometime in 2018 (I suspect)

 

 

 

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Thanks for the head up. We can finally get better call quality after all these years.


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Huh, guess I just never noticed as it’s mostly mobile-landline calls.

 

It's hard notice often, as your dependent on the other end. eg, cross connect, device support etc... 





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  Reply # 1944994 22-Jan-2018 19:40
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jurgensp99:

 

At home (near Muriwai) my reception is terrible/non existent unless I stand my phone up in one window. Wifi calling has really helped out with this issue although the call quality isn't necessarily great with digital distortions and drop-outs.

 

 

 

My issue is related to wifi calling taking precedence over regular calling when I have ample reception as per the photo.

 

 

Hasn't been asked yet, so i'll ask knowing the area...

 

 

 

what's your DSL connection like? is it possible your only on adsl and have cloud software in the background running?

 

by default any built in QOS (if any) for your router, likely won't handle QOS for VoLTE. 





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  Reply # 1945006 22-Jan-2018 20:17
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jurgensp99:

 

At home (near Muriwai) my reception is terrible/non existent unless I stand my phone up in one window. Wifi calling has really helped out with this issue although the call quality isn't necessarily great with digital distortions and drop-outs.

 

 

 

My issue is related to wifi calling taking precedence over regular calling when I have ample reception as per the photo.

 

 

Hasn't been asked yet, so i'll ask knowing the area...

 

 

 

what's your DSL connection like? is it possible your only on adsl and have cloud software in the background running?

 

by default any built in QOS (if any) for your router, likely won't handle QOS for VoLTE. 

 

 

 

 

I'm in Muriwai area and on ADSL2. On a good day ill get 6 up and 0.8 down, 60ms latency.

 

Makes for interesting gaming especially if someone is streaming something, but that's a different matter all together.

 

 

 

By cloud software are you referring to cloud storage syncing to devises? I do subscribe to various(3) platforms that sync and also sync/backup to NAS drive.

 

Edit - No QOS running on default Spark router, its to dumb(I couldn't be bothered) and no QOS running on Mikrotik (Its to smart for me)

 

 

 

I've noticed that at the office in Town(fibre) the wifi call quality is way better than at home. I've resorted to swiping down and turning off wifi to avoid using it to make calls however I often forget to turn it back on again. Perhaps the implementation of a quick access wifi calling switch can be considered.


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  Reply # 1945007 22-Jan-2018 20:22
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I'm in Muriwai area and on ADSL2. On a good day ill get 6 up and 0.8 down, 60ms latency.

 

Makes for interesting gaming especially if someone is streaming something, but that's a different matter all together.

 

By cloud software are you referring to cloud storage syncing to devises? I do subscribe to various(3) platforms that sync and also sync/backup to NAS drive.

 

I've noticed that at the office in Town(fibre) the wifi call quality is way better than at home. I've resorted to swiping down and turning off wifi to avoid using it to make calls however I often forget to turn it back on again. Perhaps the implementation of a quick access wifi calling switch can be considered.

 

 

As you have already noticed in games, It can studder, jitter or lag a bit.

 

The same affect will happen to phonecalls.

 

 

 

Depending on phone, it is possible it could possibly be automated to be toggled using the likes of tasker - i understand this may not work without root on Samsungs though.

 

 

 

As for cloud software, cloud storage is exactly what i was getting at! random file syncs as your on a call, BAM. distortion...

 

The flipside of VoWiFI is well, it relies on having a stable connection.





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  Reply # 1946462 25-Jan-2018 10:31
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You can get better router that can do QoS to prioritize voip traffic or deprioritize bulk traffic.

Or a fast enough router with inherently low buffer bloat eg. even when you are maxing out your line speed, your latency will go up by around 20~30ms at most.

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  Reply # 1949668 31-Jan-2018 20:39
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Anyone know what the deal is with the 'no imported phones' rule in the 2D info?

 

"If you bought your phone from a parallel importer or from overseas, then it is not compatible and cannot be upgraded."

 

I get that the local 2D store isn't going to want to touch an imported phone, but I can't see why it isn't possible to get them working.  I'd be happy to flash my own phone if I could get hold of the phone firmware image, or whatever 'software' is required.


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  Reply # 1949671 31-Jan-2018 20:46
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SamF:

 

Anyone know what the deal is with the 'no imported phones' rule in the 2D info?

 

"If you bought your phone from a parallel importer or from overseas, then it is not compatible and cannot be upgraded."

 

I get that the local 2D store isn't going to want to touch an imported phone, but I can't see why it isn't possible to get them working.  I'd be happy to flash my own phone if I could get hold of the phone firmware image, or whatever 'software' is required.

 

 

@SamF I flashed by S8+ purchased in OZ with 2Degrees firmware using Odin and Wi-Fi calling works fine

 

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  Reply # 1949732 31-Jan-2018 21:39
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@Linux.  Nice, where did you get the firmware from?


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  Reply # 1949774 31-Jan-2018 23:21
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@Linux.  Nice, where did you get the firmware from?



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  Reply # 1949941 1-Feb-2018 10:39
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Cool, thanks @Linux :)

 

 


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  Reply # 1949947 1-Feb-2018 10:51
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Cool, thanks @Linux :)

 

 

@SamF Make sure you flash the 4 files and not just 1 like I did the first time :)

 

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  Reply # 1949949 1-Feb-2018 10:54
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Heh, will do, thanks for the tip! :)


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  Reply # 1951307 4-Feb-2018 10:15
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This is great news, and it's sure to win 2degrees some new customers like me.

 

I have zero coverage on all networks at home. Sure Signal is the only thing currently tying me to Vodafone - it's the only practical way I can use my mobile at home.

 

I'll be looking to switch multiple phones to 2degrees when this is available for iPhone, and I'll probably switch my broadband over at the same time.


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I have zero coverage on all networks at home. Sure Signal is the only thing currently tying me to Vodafone - it's the only practical way I can use my mobile at home.

 

 

@Rushmere Sure Signal still has many advantages over Wi-Fi calling as it's not limited to certain handsets like Wi-Fi calling, Vodafone Sure Signal as long as the handset supports 3G 2100Mhz it will just work and visitors can use it as well

 

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