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  #1906343 23-Nov-2017 12:35
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rugrat: Does it still cost per call or use up minutes like when using cellular network?

Just seeing if benefit is being able to do calls on more devices or if other benefits.


It should come out of your plan minutes. I don’t think I’ve seen a carrier overseas charge extra for this.
The benefit is less load on the network as people use wifi for calls instead, and benefit for customers is better call experience where the network doesn’t reach (i.e rural).

I doubt 2degrees will charge for this service but who knows. All speculation until it officially launches I gues.

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  #1906556 23-Nov-2017 16:48
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That would be great! A fix for the poor network coverage at home...


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  #1906562 23-Nov-2017 17:09
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That would be great! A fix for the poor network coverage at home...

 

 

 

 

And paying vodafone for roaming on there network where 2Degrees has not built towers.


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  #1906695 23-Nov-2017 19:16
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I wonder if they'll implement VoLTE at the same time.




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  #1906761 23-Nov-2017 20:44
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PhantomNVD: http://i.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/72825371/when-is-wifi-calling-coming-to-nz

“Coming soon” since 2015 LOL!

 

That's because it's a product that really nobody cares about. Yawn.

 

It's typically networks that have terrible performance that deploy it (T-Mobile being a classic example).

 

 


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  #1906763 23-Nov-2017 20:46
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coffeebaron: I wonder if they'll implement VoLTE at the same time.

 

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Wifi Calling and VoLTE would be great - then they'd just need to work on expanding their LTE footprint with Band 28, and populating towers along highways that the competitors have already been using for yonks - I'm getting a tad tired of SH23 having no coverage between Whatawhata and Raglan, they just need to get on that Te Uku tower.





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sbiddle: That's because it's a product that really nobody cares about. Yawn. ...
While you might yawn about the idea, it does sound very much the same as Project Fi by Google.

 

PhantomNVD: http://i.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/72825371/when-is-wifi-calling-coming-to-nz “Coming soon” since 2015 LOL!
Considering how prevalent UFB & RBI where in 2015, it certainly makes more sense now.

 

 





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sbiddle:

 

PhantomNVD: http://i.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/72825371/when-is-wifi-calling-coming-to-nz

“Coming soon” since 2015 LOL!

 

That's because it's a product that really nobody cares about. Yawn.

 

It's typically networks that have terrible performance that deploy it (T-Mobile being a classic example).

 

 

 

 

At work we have reasonable WiFi coverage over most of the site but to get Vodafone coverage we also have to have a couple of repeaters (each with multiple antennas) and half a dozen Sure Signals. If they had WiFi Calling .....

 

Outside the building coverage is fine, pretty reasonable 4G. Inside the building or in its shadow, not so much.

 

 


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So it will run on any wifi network?! I feel like this release will then get followed with... "can't talk to friends properly on 2degrees mobile. Speech quality is terrible"... when they are connected to a 10 year old router on a 5Mbps rural ADSL link.


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Fixed line quality voice only needs 64kbps each way, so that's not an issue.




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  #1906905 24-Nov-2017 09:04
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chevrolux:

 

So it will run on any wifi network?! I feel like this release will then get followed with... "can't talk to friends properly on 2degrees mobile. Speech quality is terrible"... when they are connected to a 10 year old router on a 5Mbps rural ADSL link.

 

 

@chevrolux how much bandwidth do you think a voice call would require? 5Mbp/s would have no issue you could half that speed and half it again and half it again and still maintain a voice call no problem

 

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  #1906909 24-Nov-2017 09:24
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chevrolux:

 

So it will run on any wifi network?! I feel like this release will then get followed with... "can't talk to friends properly on 2degrees mobile. Speech quality is terrible"... when they are connected to a 10 year old router on a 5Mbps rural ADSL link.

 

 

 

 

When Ah were yoong, we sent ahr voice calls over 2.048Mbps chahnnelised E1s with 64kbps per chahnnel oop-ill both ways, and we looved it.





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  #1906911 24-Nov-2017 09:27
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SaltyNZ:

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So it will run on any wifi network?! I feel like this release will then get followed with... "can't talk to friends properly on 2degrees mobile. Speech quality is terrible"... when they are connected to a 10 year old router on a 5Mbps rural ADSL link.



 


When Ah were yoong, we sent ahr voice calls over 2.048Mbps chahnnelised E1s with 64kbps per chahnnel oop-ill both ways, and we looved it.



Vodafone ITZ worked that way and was a great product

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