- 10-16-2012, 10:46 PM #1
I was at T mobile today trying to get info on their wifi calling and it seems only some of the androids have this feature, the lumina 710 did not. The wifi calling is important to me because I plan to replace my land line. So does anyone know if the 810 will do wifi calling.
- 10-17-2012, 05:59 AM #2
Both phones can use Skype. What app or how are you trying to make calls?
10-17-2012, 08:50 AM #3
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We're just waiting for the 810 to hit the stores before it we see if it has the UMA hardware (WiFi calling) in it.
We know that Skype is "deeply integrated" in WP8, but how deep? Will it use the phone's phone number for caller ID? Can you take incoming calls to your phone number via Skype? Will making WiFi calls count against your plans voice minutes? Will you have to pay for Skype calls to other phones not running Skype?
We'll just have to wait and see.Guz
- 10-17-2012, 10:38 AM #4
They offer the wifi calling to help customers if the signal strength is poor in their area. Then calls could be made say from the cellar. The big thing though is it doesn't count against your minutes. I don't use the phone much so all I would need is a conservative plan. I hope the UMA hardware is there so it will work...........calfee
- 10-18-2012, 07:32 PM #5
Actually, minutes used on Wifi do count against your monthly allotment. See here :
Support: Wi-Fi Calling
To quote :
"There is no additional monthly charge to use the Wi-Fi Calling feature on your handset. Wi-Fi Calling uses monthly plan minutes for the following:...."
That being said, I hope WP8 supports it, since at work I get weak to no signal but have Wifi available.
- 10-18-2012, 11:55 PM #8
10-19-2012, 01:35 PM #11
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01-01-2013, 12:58 AM #12
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Just saw this list so really late and probably no help. Trust me...calling via Skype does not count against your min. I do it all the time and watch my mi. Because I don't have an unlimited plan. It works just fine. It will eat data so you need the unlimited data.
03-20-2013, 10:37 AM #13
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The difference is that with wi-fi calling all calls made to my phone number communicate via the internet (even from analog land line phones). The caller doesn't need to know to use some special service to reach me. They just call my number as they would any number and I get the clear signal and don't use any plan minutes.
I had planned to purchase 3 windows phones, but ended up getting 3 Samsung Galaxy phones instead.
Also, since this is only active when you are using the wi-fi, you use none of your data allotment.