Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




953 posts

Ultimate Geek


# 257132 17-Sep-2019 08:57
Send private message quote this post

I've got an NZ Oppo AX5 (bought from the Warehouse).  As far as I can tell it should work with wi-fi calling.

 

With a Boost AU SIM in it, I see the wifi calling icon on whenever I'm at home.

 

With a 2degrees SIM in it, I've never seen the wifi calling icon in.

 

The phone also has a Skinny SIM in it (dual SIM phone).  2d/voda reception here (small town on SH8) is highly variable.

 

Edit: obviously I forgot to ask my question: should I expect 2d wifi calling to work on this phone, on a boring home network (HG659, Tenda Nova mesh Wifi in bridge mode) on which Boost AU wifi calling works?


Create new topic
'That VDSL Cat'
11016 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  # 2318925 17-Sep-2019 09:07
Send private message quote this post

Sounds likely that the firmware you have doesnt have 2d wifi calling enabled?

 

Does it have the toggle option for the 2d sim?

 

 

 

 

 

Also are you possibly roaming onto vodafone?





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


5069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2318927 17-Sep-2019 09:10
Send private message quote this post

Wifi calling only works on supported models, and only with the 2degrees firmware. So I guess the question is, does that specific phone have the 2degrees firmware or generic firmware on it?





iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


 
 
 
 


115 posts

Master Geek


  # 2318933 17-Sep-2019 09:20
Send private message quote this post

SaltyNZ:

 

Wifi calling only works on supported models, and only with the 2degrees firmware. So I guess the question is, does that specific phone have the 2degrees firmware or generic firmware on it?

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure this is necessarily true, as I have a Chinese import (UMIDigi One Max) that definitely does not have a 2degree provided firmware, but rather a generic ASOP (albeit somewhat nobbled in ways I'm to scared to explore...) and WiFi calling works great on it.  I switched to 2degrees for the same reason, poor Spark (but was on Skinny) coverage and wanted WiFi calling, but hardly use it as 2degree coverage here is perfect. Would have happily stayed with Skinny had they either had better coverage, or wifi calling.... 


5385 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2318936 17-Sep-2019 09:24
Send private message quote this post

@deadlyllama Is the handset on the approved list and purchased from 2degrees or an authorised dealer?

 

https://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/wificalling/

 

If not then no you can't expect it to work!


5069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2318942 17-Sep-2019 09:34
Send private message quote this post

nicmair:

 

SaltyNZ:

 

Wifi calling only works on supported models, and only with the 2degrees firmware. So I guess the question is, does that specific phone have the 2degrees firmware or generic firmware on it?

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure this is necessarily true, as I have a Chinese import (UMIDigi One Max) that definitely does not have a 2degree provided firmware, but rather a generic ASOP (albeit somewhat nobbled in ways I'm to scared to explore...) and WiFi calling works great on it.  I switched to 2degrees for the same reason, poor Spark (but was on Skinny) coverage and wanted WiFi calling, but hardly use it as 2degree coverage here is perfect. Would have happily stayed with Skinny had they either had better coverage, or wifi calling.... 

 

 

 

 

Well, let me rephrase that: you can only expect it to work on officially supported models with 2degrees firmware.





iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.




953 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2319617 18-Sep-2019 10:16
Send private message quote this post

It was bought from The Warehouse (i.e. not parallel imported).  Do they count as an authorised dealer?  I don't know if it was on display in the 2degrees area, they had to get me one from behind the counter anyway.

 

How can I tell if I have 2degrees firmware, and how can I get that firmware if I don't have it?  The 2degrees site says something about accepting a firmware update, which I've done whenever the phone offered me firmware updates.


5385 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2319632 18-Sep-2019 10:24
Send private message quote this post

You are making this difficult for no reason Is it on the approved list for 2degrees handsets purchased from 2degrees! (Yes)

If it's not working as expected then it must not be a 2degrees version (not running 2d firmware)


 
 
 
 


115 posts

Master Geek


  # 2319633 18-Sep-2019 10:25
Send private message quote this post

deadlyllama:

 

It was bought from The Warehouse (i.e. not parallel imported).  Do they count as an authorised dealer?  I don't know if it was on display in the 2degrees area, they had to get me one from behind the counter anyway.

 

How can I tell if I have 2degrees firmware, and how can I get that firmware if I don't have it?  The 2degrees site says something about accepting a firmware update, which I've done whenever the phone offered me firmware updates.

 

 

 

 

the 2degree websites says that the OPPO AX5 is a supported device, so in theory should work, the link below is how to update firmware, but I would be asking 2degree before flashing the rom.

 

https://oppo-nz.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/116

 

 

 

Have you called 2degrees and see what they say?

 

 

 

 




953 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2319752 18-Sep-2019 13:20
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I've made it work!  Mystery solved.

 

I changed the preferred network type for the 2degrees SIM (only used for calling and text) from 3G/2G to 4G/3G/2G.  Don't ask me how it got onto 3G/2G, I might have done something dumb, or it might have defaulted to that for a SIM not used for internet.

 

Within half a minute the wifi calling icon appeared.  Yes, the Wifi-calling option for that SIM has been turned on in the phone config for a long long time.  Maybe the phone's internal VoWifi stuff is intertwined with its VoLTE support?

 

I thought the phone could only do LTE on one SIM at a time but it seems to be doing LTE on both.


5069 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2319760 18-Sep-2019 13:36
Send private message quote this post

deadlyllama:

 

Maybe the phone's internal VoWifi stuff is intertwined with its VoLTE support?

 

 

 

 

That would be annoying but it does make some sense. VoLTE and VoWifi are essentially the same service in the core (IMS). The difference is mainly in where you come into the core - from the internet via Wifi or from a trusted LTE radio network.





iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.