WIFI Calling on BB10?
Does anyone know if wifi calling is (or will be) supported on the BB10 platform? As a T-Mobile USA customer who travels internationally a lot, this feature is extremely important to me. And I know for many others who happen to live or work in areas of poor reception, it's also a god send.
Given there has been absolutely no mention of this capability in anything I've read so far, I'm assuming that it is not a current feature. But...can someone from Blackberry confirm whether it is planned as a future enhancement???
- 02-09-13, 07:26 AM #2Josh - Curve 9320 & PlayBook 64GB - BlackBerry Enthusiast - CrackBerry Addict - PlayBook Sideloader
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02-09-13, 09:29 AM #5Z10 & PB32
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- 02-09-13, 10:40 AM #6
When I was negotiating my new contract with rogers as asked for and got wifi calling now of course it's not on z10 I do use it and will call rogers to see what's going on. Ridiculous to take my sim, get my 9900 and then get wifi calling thereBlack Z30, bold 9000, black z10 & playbook 32gb yeah baby
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Wait, this is actually a thing? There are carriers that allow to connect to their phone line via internet? That would make roaming costs drop immensly... but how does it work? The carrier would need to provide an application for that which probably uses SIP. And you would probably need some kind of verification, user and password, to make sure that it is safe and other people can't make calls with your number...
- 02-09-13, 06:22 PM #13
I use it all the time when I travel. People call the US number and I get it wherever in the world I am as long as I am on wifi, I dial and their caller ID shows them the US number but I can be anywhere in the world. I just hope my T-Mobile Z10 includes UMA or at the very least wifi calling.
- 02-09-13, 06:34 PM #15
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Both UMA(/GAN) or 'Wi-Fi calling' have saved me a fortune over the years, especially when I am travelling a lot in N America, as otherwise I would have been racking up more than $100/day in international roaming fees
Also, my ex lives in the middle of nowhere (think 'witch in the woods', I am sure you are familiar with the fairy tales...), with no 3G signal, and having UMA(/GAN) or 'Wi-Fi calling' enabled me to do work from her house (which was good for Fridays and Mondays...)
BUT.... (there is always a but) - rumour has it that Orange UK have stopped UMA(/GAN) or 'Wi-Fi calling' working IF YOU ARE ABROAD!! I have a 3 week business trip coming up in the states, so I will shortly find out if this is going to be hugely expensive....
I'm just hoping that we get UMA back on the Q10!Passport (SQW100) unlocked - EE (UK) sim-only contract - BB10 OS Software Release 10.3.1.1779 - BB10 OS Version 10.3.1.2576
PlayBook 64Gb - 126.96.36.1997 (and another spare PB 64Gb for contingency)..... and a Doro PhoneEasy 622 on Vodafone UK PAYG for when I have to take the really strong back tablets that make your fingers numb or if the Passport/EE4G knacks up....
(btw Doro make great simple big-button handsets for seniors and those of us with reduced feeling in our fingertips.....)
- 03-03-13, 04:08 AM #19
WIFI Calling on BB10?
O2 have an iPhone and Android app that uses wifi to make calls on your calling plan and it can be used abroad. You can even put the app on a phone other than your O2 one and your calls and texts will automatically come through to that too. It's kind of like having two SIM cards in the phone and as I travel a lot and have unlimited calls and texts, it saves me lots of money. Be good if they made a bb10 one so I could pop a local sim in but still get my O2 calls. The all is called TU Go if you want to check it out.
- 03-03-13, 07:06 AM #20
Its a feature that I've always wanted but has never actually been available on my phone. I find it really strange that it never caught on, thought the carriers would have jumped at anything that got you off their network and still paying for their service.
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03-04-13, 06:16 PM #21
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I'm looking for a way to get wifi calling via using TALKATONE and Google voice as I do on Ipad and Android.
Basically i get a second number on the phone and it's a free calls to the US Google line.
Tring to to find an sip workaround
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