1. sunrat39's Avatar
    Hello,

    I recently switched to ATT using my verizon iphone 5 device and now I noticed that I don't receive ATT signal at work. However, we do have Wifi at work and I was thinking about using wifi calling/texting that uses my existing phone number since I don't receive an ATT signal. I know you can use facetime audio but not every one of my family members owns an iphone (they have android). I believe Tmobile has some sort of wifi calling app that comes preloaded into their phones? Does anyone know what's the best way for me to fix this issue? Thanks.
    02-19-2014 06:32 PM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    The iPhone is the only phone (as far as I know) that does not support Tmobile's wifi calling feature. AT&T does not offer anything like that. They can give you a micro-cell for your home. It's like a personal cell tower in your home that runs off your broadband connection; I believe there are extra fees for this service.

    You will need to use FaceTime audio or a third party voice service like Skype.
    02-19-2014 06:57 PM
  3. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    T-Mobile wifi calling feature is for android phones only. As stated above AT&T has a microcell that will boost your connection.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    02-20-2014 01:19 AM
  4. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Good news is that iMessage does work over wifi (Recipient must have iMessage as well) ... You can also make calls via FaceTime Audio however again you are stuck with the same limitation. I know that there are several users that utilize their google voice number for times they are in poor coverage areas. There are many apps out there that support google voice, while you won't be able to use your default at&t number anytime someone sends a message to your google voice number you will be able to receive it on wifi & on cell when that's available. It's a little clunky, but does work.
    02-21-2014 11:04 AM
  5. sunrat39's Avatar
    Microcell wouldn't work for me since it would require a router and I don't want to fiddle with our works setup. I would have to pass it through IT, managers, etc.

    Well, my parents have iPhones and my siblings have android. Looks like a combination of iMessage (what I was using with my parents anyway) and google hangout will have to do.

    It's funny, sprint just announced wifi calling with the galaxy s4 and mini today. Hopefully, att can do something like this in the future but the combination of hangout and iMessage should be ok.
    02-21-2014 02:22 PM
  6. 93Aero's Avatar
    T-Mobile wifi calling feature is for android phones only. As stated above AT&T has a microcell that will boost your connection.


    Sent from my [Gold] iPhone 5S
    And BlackBerry phones, the only BlackBerrys that don't have wifi calling are the ones on a operating system above 10.1. all others have it. If you update to 10.2 you will no longer have wifi calling.
    03-12-2014 11:51 AM
  7. VanAwful's Avatar
    Some more info on this. T-Mobile WiFi Calling is available on most, not all, of the android and BlackBerry phones. They have not annouced any plans to support it on Apple.

    Note that since T-Mobile is no long authorized to sell BlackBerry phones you are left with Android as the only choice. However, you could load BBM on Apple iOS6 and iOS7 as well as most Android phones an use it as your VoIP. It is already pre-loaded on BlackBerry's (dah

    I have a BlackBerry Z10, my oldest child has an iPhone5 and my youngest has a Motorola Droid. We found that BBM was more reliable than Skype. This does not solve the issue of land lines. For BB10 and Android phones you could use Google Voice.

    Apple is now the one that has fallen behind. New phones without MicroSD and loaded with proprietary apps are history.
    05-27-2014 07:18 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Apple is now the one that has fallen behind. New phones without MicroSD and loaded with proprietary apps are history.
    In what world? Have you seen Apple’s sales numbers each year following a new iPhone release? Clearly, this is your opinion and not fact.
    05-27-2014 07:29 PM
  9. Kelz Clive's Avatar
    In what world? Have you seen Apple’s sales numbers each year following a new iPhone release? Clearly, this is your opinion and not fact.
    With all the iPhones around one would think they are #1 but the are far from it. They are #3 but their market share is worlds away from #1, Samsung. Those are the facts.

    Samsung 555 million sold (30.6% market share)
    Nokia: 350 million sold (22.19% market share)
    Apple: 150.8 million sold (8.3% market share)
    ZTE: 59.9 million sold (3.3% market share)
    Huawei: 53.3 million sold (2.9% market share)
    TCL Corporation: 49.5 million sold (2.7% market share)
    Lenovo: 45.3 million sold (2.5% market share)
    LG: 37.6 million sold (2.1% market share)
    Yulong: 32.6 million sold (1.8% market share)
    Others: 613.7 million sold (34.0% market share)
    Total: 1,806.9 million sold (100.0% market share)
    07-04-2014 02:27 PM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    With all the iPhones around one would think they are #1 but the are far from it. They are #3 but their market share is worlds away from #1, Samsung. Those are the facts.

    Samsung 555 million sold (30.6% market share)
    Nokia: 350 million sold (22.19% market share)
    Apple: 150.8 million sold (8.3% market share)
    ZTE: 59.9 million sold (3.3% market share)
    Huawei: 53.3 million sold (2.9% market share)
    TCL Corporation: 49.5 million sold (2.7% market share)
    Lenovo: 45.3 million sold (2.5% market share)
    LG: 37.6 million sold (2.1% market share)
    Yulong: 32.6 million sold (1.8% market share)
    Others: 613.7 million sold (34.0% market share)
    Total: 1,806.9 million sold (100.0% market share)
    Except those are sales numbers for all mobile phones, not just smartphones. So those numbers from Samsung and Nokia include lots of phones in low end markets where Apple doesn't even compete. Now, worldwide Samsung still probably sells more smartphones than Apple although I don't have the exact numbers. But Apple has by far the majority of the profit in the industry. Maybe it's just me, but I'm guessing that Apple is happy with the profit as opposed to the raw numbers of phones sold.
    07-04-2014 05:05 PM
  11. Dave Downes's Avatar
    The number of handsets sold by Samsung in 2013 was approximately 444 million. The number of handsets sold by Apple was 150 Million.

    Focusing on only Smartphones, Samsung sold 299 million and Apple sold 150 Million.

    A far more important number though I believe is the Operating system breakdown.

    In 2013 Apple IOS was on 153 million phones sold, while Android was on 750 Million.

    Apple once was a computer company, and they were trendy and different. Now they are a phone company and despite the obvious market trend, they are remaining the same.

    I have an iPhone from work, and that's the only reason.

    Edited to provide source but I need to have 10 posts before I can share links, cool feature. So Google mobithinking and smartphone sales
    Last edited by Dave Downes; 09-25-2014 at 12:17 AM. Reason: Edited to provide source
    09-25-2014 12:10 AM

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