- 05-04-12, 12:13 PM #2
You ever think that it might be because they havent released a OS7.1?
if it isnt their OS, they wont support it, they have not launched OS7.1 yet
- CrackBerry Genius
05-04-12, 01:51 PM #3
- 4,144 Posts
It is under talk more for less in the manage add-ons section of your account on MyRogers.
Last edited by observer; 05-05-12 at 07:08 AM.
- CrackBerry Master
05-05-12, 04:13 PM #6
- 1,108 Posts
Wifi calling requires you to have the plan that allows for it. Rogers calls it "UMA" calling. My son for example has it incorporated into his "student plan" whereas I have a different plan that does not include it, opting for unlimited in-coming calls instead (I run my own business and this allows me to call forward to my device not worrying about usage).
Hope that answers the original posters question. Irrespective of the featurs of any new OS, some featurs require you to actually subscribe to a particular feature you want to use.
From RIM's site:
While you’ve got Wi-Fi connectivity by connecting to Mobile Hotspot1, make calls over Wi-Fi instead of using your plan’s minutes.3
1 Dependent on carrier and device capabilities.
3 Check with your service provider for availability, cost and restrictions. Subject to change.
It is correct though that as of now, wifi calling on the 9900 is not even offerred however, given the release of this new O/S I would imagine that Rogers will roll out the feature now for this phone. Give it a bit of time.
Last edited by drfever; 05-05-12 at 04:22 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-01-13, 09:06 AM #9
- 1 Posts
Agreed. With the new OS update released by rogers the 9900 will support wifi calling but NOT UMA. Ie) you'll be able to send/recieve calls via a wifi connection with no cell signal, however without UMA, it won't hand off the call to the network should you leave the wifi signal.
Rogers tech support advised me that there are release notes for their support agents that speak to wifi support for the 9900, however it is not commonly known. I went through 3 tech support agents to verify - as I KNEW it would work (I had swapped sim cards with my wife's bb which had wifi calling on the plan). When it booted up it showd the wifi calling logo on the screen and successfully made and received wifi calls.
The trick is to just tell an argumentitive customer service agent to add the feature to the plan regarless of whether they say there is support or not.
Good luck! Now on to see if the BB 10 will support it.... Hope so!