02-18-2015 07:49 PM
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  1. ssapre's Avatar

    Which places? Where does T-Mobile advertise this as free calling?
    You are most welcome to check any TMO shops in Buffalo, NY downtown. You would be glad to hear the TMO reps understanding with their own services
    08-12-2013 12:31 PM
  2. MikeSo's Avatar
    I bet some sleazy salesmen throw in the "free" phrase as a substitute for "included in plan". It's always a pet peeve of mine. Technically, I guess they can get away with saying "free WiFi calling" when they mean "WiFi calling functionality for no extra charge" (as opposed to, for example, AT&T where you have to get separate hardware to connect to your router to use WiFi calling). It's like when stores advertise "Buy 2, get 1 free". Um, no it's not free... it costs me money to buy those two! IMO it should be illegal to market something you have to pay for as free... but that's a side rant. :)
    08-12-2013 12:35 PM
  3. smurfercom's Avatar
    Services:
    Block MSG SUB
    Free Wi-Fi Calling
    Block Content SUB
    Block Pay Per Use Web
    REQ Plus 2GB Data Classic

    We don't pay for WFC with our fam plan it also does not count against your minutes either.
    08-12-2013 01:48 PM
  4. buncherm's Avatar
    I have experienced a very similar issue with mine. I had called T-mobile just earlier this week and asked the service guy if I could get the $30 plan with 100 min of talk and unlimited text and web with free Wifi on a Lumia 521 and if Wifi calling would count against my minutes. I was told using wifi calling would NOT count against my minutes. Later on I found this not to be the case after I started using my phone. In an online chat I found out that WiFi calling not using minutes is only for "post pay" plans and my plan was not available for post pay, nor is there a similar plan. I then called T-mobile again because it's hard to yell in a chat session and I was transferred a few times and was actually again told that it should work for me and not use up my minutes. So I test it out again and sure enough it used my minutes! So I was lied to twice about it. They really need to do a better job about informing their reps about what there plans actually include and DON'T include. I still feel like they owe me some retribution for the misinformation. They eventually, at least, credited me back all my minutes after I had to scream at a couple of service guys after a second online chat. Completely unacceptable.

    Currently I am trying to get the Spare Phone app to work with Google Voice, if that doesn't work I will try the $3 Skype subscription for outgoing calls. I really wish T-mobile just had a way to add on truly Free WiFi calling for like an extra 5 bucks a month, or a similar plan for post pay. Wifi calling does not tax their infastructure as much as cellular calling does and it should not count equally against minutes.
    08-14-2013 06:32 PM
  5. mogelijk's Avatar
    I doubt you'll see an option for WiFi calling that doesn't count against your minutes. The problem is that the only monthly plan that has an issue is the $30 plans (either the one with data or the non-smartphone 1500 minute/text plan). Since these plans are already so inexpensive, I don't think T-Mobile sees a value in adding more features. All the other monthly plans, prepaid and postpaid, have unlimited minutes, so it doesn't matter if WiFi calling uses minutes.
    08-14-2013 09:48 PM
  6. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    I have experienced a very similar issue with mine. I had called T-mobile just earlier this week and asked the service guy if I could get the $30 plan with 100 min of talk and unlimited text and web with free Wifi on a Lumia 521 and if Wifi calling would count against my minutes. I was told using wifi calling would NOT count against my minutes. Later on I found this not to be the case after I started using my phone. In an online chat I found out that WiFi calling not using minutes is only for "post pay" plans and my plan was not available for post pay, nor is there a similar plan. I then called T-mobile again because it's hard to yell in a chat session and I was transferred a few times and was actually again told that it should work for me and not use up my minutes. So I test it out again and sure enough it used my minutes! So I was lied to twice about it. They really need to do a better job about informing their reps about what there plans actually include and DON'T include. I still feel like they owe me some retribution for the misinformation. They eventually, at least, credited me back all my minutes after I had to scream at a couple of service guys after a second online chat. Completely unacceptable.

    Currently I am trying to get the Spare Phone app to work with Google Voice, if that doesn't work I will try the $3 Skype subscription for outgoing calls. I really wish T-mobile just had a way to add on truly Free WiFi calling for like an extra 5 bucks a month, or a similar plan for post pay. Wifi calling does not tax their infastructure as much as cellular calling does and it should not count equally against minutes.
    First, im surprised not to see the T-Mobile support page on Wifi Calling from this year pop up here (Wi-Fi Calling | T-Mobile Support), and if it did, i overlooked it.

    Second, before "Uncarrier", Post-Pay plans had unlimited minutes on Wifi calling, included limited minute plans. however, as of Uncarrier, all plans include unlimited talk and text, so such point is moot. However, Prepaid always has had wifi calling minutes charged to the account as far as ive known. And considering the $30 tier is the ONLY plan w/o unlimited minutes, t-mobile probably doesnt think much of it.

    Its not that you were willfully lied to, its that some reps are not aware that wifi calling now deducts minutes, since only those on the $30 prepaid plans have a set amount of minutes and notice such deduction, with everyone else on other tiers (pre and post pay) being unaffected.
    08-14-2013 10:34 PM
  7. mabecane's Avatar
    I have used Wifi Calling for a month, I have a prepaid account $30 100 minutes unlim Data and messages. I can only use Wifi Calling at home since I get no whatsoever signal from T-mobile. So it's great to be to make calls with Wifi calling. They do deduct my calls minutes but my account does not show data usage while on Wifi calling. I know I have unlimited data but getting online at home does not shows at all only when I'm on cellular.
    So it's a great thing for me.But... the Wifi calling app is a little buggy,it needs some improvement. IT works for me at home but it sometime takes time before the App actually gets activated for me to make a call, sometimes 2 minutes other time 15 or 20 minutes. Then the icon turns green. But for some reason It does not affect my ability to get online on the phone whether the Wifi calling is activated or not. I can get on youtube when the icon is red telling me "not able to connect" so voila!
    08-15-2013 08:56 AM
  8. MikeSo's Avatar
    I have used Wifi Calling for a month, I have a prepaid account $30 100 minutes unlim Data and messages. I can only use Wifi Calling at home since I get no whatsoever signal from T-mobile. So it's great to be to make calls with Wifi calling. They do deduct my calls minutes but my account does not show data usage while on Wifi calling. I know I have unlimited data but getting online at home does not shows at all only when I'm on cellular.
    So it's a great thing for me.But... the Wifi calling app is a little buggy,it needs some improvement. IT works for me at home but it sometime takes time before the App actually gets activated for me to make a call, sometimes 2 minutes other time 15 or 20 minutes. Then the icon turns green. But for some reason It does not affect my ability to get online on the phone whether the Wifi calling is activated or not. I can get on youtube when the icon is red telling me "not able to connect" so voila!
    That's because data WiFi and the WiFi Calling are two different things entirely. The WiFi Calling depends on your WiFi data connection, not the other way around. The data WiFi connection has nothing to do with your carrier, in fact you can use the WiFi data on the phone without any subscription at all.
    08-15-2013 11:21 AM
  9. rkin92's Avatar
    I dont see the problem unless you have the 30 dollar plan.

    I have the 50 dollar one, yes its more but I would blow through 100 minutes with in a week or a few days.

    I tried wifi calling earlier, it didnt work, I added my 911 info and I will try it again after the OTA update :P
    08-15-2013 02:39 PM
  10. sborge's Avatar
    FYI, Update on Tmobile lie.

    I do have a Post Paid account with Tmobile and it is false advertising, I went international and received a signal with Orange Cellular service at the country that I was staying, connected my device to the Wifi and thought that I was good to go, I had all the latest software on the phone, I even called them to tell them that I was traveling and were, they said that I will not have any issues on receiving or making calls for FREE as long as I was connected to WIFI, BIG LIE!!!!, they phone was never disconnected from wifi, I find this out after I get the big bill from them and they claimed that I was never connected to wifi, they even told me that if somebody calls you and you do not answer and it goes to voicemail, you still get charge $0.20 per minute. In all is is not worth the money, just buy an unlock phone and pick up a SIM Card from the local carrier, if there is a way to turn off the call receiving feature on the phone, do it, or tell your friends not to call you when you go out international.

    I use it on the USA and it does not work, so it is a big ripoff.
    01-15-2015 06:18 PM
  11. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Not trying to resurrect this old thread from the grave, t-mobile's plan for 30 or 50 dollar plan has unlimited talk and text; for that in my opinion makes wifi calling pretty much useless. Unless of course you are in a area with constant cellular signal problems then this may come in handy. So far I personally have not used it.
    01-24-2015 10:23 PM
  12. hawonjung's Avatar
    Hmm. I glimpsed through but I have not had any issue with WiFi calling when I'm out of country as long as T-Mobile Sim was in my phone, connected to WiFi network, and WiFi calling is enabled and indicated that I am on it. It beeps whenever I dialed out and received calls. I used in Europe, southeast Asia, and central America without any charge...
    02-18-2015 07:49 PM
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