08-09-2013 04:08 PM
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  1. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I've found my Nokia Windows Phone MUCH more sensitive in regards both the T-Mobile signal, the data signal, and wifi connections.
    Over many years and many phones I have indeed found that the technology for grabbing those signals just gets better and better.

    My home location sucked six years ago, I HAD to go to UMA to keep calls solid. Anyway, this 810 stays connected on the cellular. And, the wifi connections offered up are better than I've been able to get on a netbook...with a directional antenna!

    YMMV
    07-31-2013 11:38 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's great to hear. Perhaps T-Mobile has upgraded its network where you live.
    07-31-2013 11:43 PM
  3. b3rni3703's Avatar
    hehe.. if only TMo can get that WiFi Calling feature turned up - great!.. but i agree with the subject.. not really that important. my 810 can pick up wifi instantaneously.. much better than the previous devices i've had.
    08-01-2013 09:21 AM
  4. metalchick719's Avatar
    It all depends. At the bowling alley where I bowl for my summer league, I get zero service, no matter what phone I use. The two exceptions were when I was using my iPhone, when I would get reception in one of the bathrooms and all the way down at the other end of the alley where we don't bowl for league but where I was placed for open bowling practice a few times two years ago. I'm able to connect my 920 to Wi-Fi, though. The reason I would prefer Wi-Fi calling is because there are always instances when an emergency can pop up without a moment's notice, and if it were to happen when I was there and it worked on my phone, someone could get me on the phone. And believe me, there HAVE been emergencies in my life over the past few months.
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    08-01-2013 09:43 AM
  5. b3rni3703's Avatar
    It all depends. At the bowling alley where I bowl for my summer league, I get zero service, no matter what phone I use. The two exceptions were when I was using my iPhone, when I would get reception in one of the bathrooms and all the way down at the other end of the alley where we don't bowl for league but where I was placed for open bowling practice a few times two years ago. I'm able to connect my 920 to Wi-Fi, though. The reason I would prefer Wi-Fi calling is because there are always instances when an emergency can pop up without a moment's notice, and if it were to happen when I was there and it worked on my phone, someone could get me on the phone. And believe me, there HAVE been emergencies in my life over the past few months.
    True.. yes, if only ours was equipped with that feature i'll probably make use of it.. sure does have its advantages.
    08-01-2013 10:27 AM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    I actually wonder if phones that don't yet have GDR2 will be able to use the Wi-Fi calling feature after that update comes... I'd installed the Wi-Fi Calling app on my 920 several weeks ago, but I uninstalled it when it didn't work. I may have to reinstall it after GDR2 comes at least to test it out. *fingers crossed*
    08-01-2013 10:31 AM
  7. metalchick719's Avatar
    Grr... Apparently, I can't re-download that app. I'm looking in my purchase history and it says "this app is not available for all phones." I was able to get it before, but not again. It came up in a search on my phone in late June, but now it won't even appear in the store for me. Bleh!
    08-01-2013 10:40 AM
  8. b3rni3703's Avatar
    Grr... Apparently, I can't re-download that app. I'm looking in my purchase history and it says "this app is not available for all phones." I was able to get it before, but not again. It came up in a search on my phone in late June, but now it won't even appear in the store for me. Bleh!
    LOL you're S.O.L woman.... i'd wait for the GDR2.. if EVER it gets release for 810. TMo M-EFFERS better.
    08-01-2013 11:26 AM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    Touche, Bernie... I'm thinking maybe, just maybe after GDR2, whoever gets that update on their phones who's on T-Mobile will just be able to download the app. I've just spent a good half hour or longer trying to figure out how to get it back with no luck. Wasted my time, lol.
    08-01-2013 11:41 AM
  10. PB_H's Avatar
    Grr... Apparently, I can't re-download that app. I'm looking in my purchase history and it says "this app is not available for all phones." I was able to get it before, but not again. It came up in a search on my phone in late June, but now it won't even appear in the store for me. Bleh!
    Did or didn't you get it before by using that proxy setting in Wi-Fi ?
    117.135.139.179 /Port 8888
    That was the only way for me install it -on my 810 ( I did and then tested it and deleted it) but to have it actually work you have a 521
    and that proxy is now blocked or disabled by Nokia or MS. That's the message I get on my purchase history too.
    I wish that proxy still worked because I got apps only available in Nokia UK that way and there are a few more that I wanted.

    In my purchase history it says this This app is not available for all phones. Try downloading on your phone.
    If I search for it, it's not to be found, but if I click Wi-Fi Calling just above the Wi-Fi tile on my purchase history page I can find it
    Here Wi-Fi Calling | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    Last edited by PB_H; 08-01-2013 at 03:57 PM.
    08-01-2013 03:39 PM
  11. metalchick719's Avatar
    Did or didn't you get it before by using that proxy setting in Wi-Fi ?
    117.135.139.179 /Port 8888
    That was the only way for me install it -on my 810 ( I did and then tested it and deleted it) but to have it actually work you have a 521
    and that proxy is now blocked or disabled by Nokia or MS. That's the message I get on my purchase history too.
    I wish that proxy still worked because I got apps only available in Nokia UK that way and there are a few more that I wanted.
    No idea, but I installed it back on June 26th. I searched through the store for it on my Rogers 920 and was easily able to install it. I even tried earlier to download it to my computer and upload it to my phone, but that didn't work. I just have a weird feeling that it would work on non-T-Mobile phones being used on T-Mobile after GDR2 comes.
    08-01-2013 03:57 PM
  12. PB_H's Avatar
    No idea, but I installed it back on June 26th. I searched through the store for it on my Rogers 920 and was easily able to install it. I even tried earlier to download it to my computer and upload it to my phone, but that didn't work. I just have a weird feeling that it would work on non-T-Mobile phones being used on T-Mobile after GDR2 comes.
    - but
    Publisher
    T-Mobile USA

    for TM phones how could it work in non TM phones ? it's not a MS or Nokia app

    Try again Wi-Fi Calling | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    08-01-2013 03:59 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    - but
    Publisher
    T-Mobile USA

    for TM phones how could it work in non TM phones ? it's not a MS or Nokia app

    Try again Wi-Fi Calling | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    I can't explain how, but I was able to find it directly on my phone. I even asked pankaj981 the other day if he was able to get it. I got other T-Mobile apps on my phone that I kept, like the MyAccount and Slacker Radio ones. It's just so odd. The link you gave me is the same as the experience I had this morning when I was so frustrated because it's telling me it's not available for my phone. LOL, I don't know, I guess I got lucky (but not really because it didn't even work!) when I got it before. Maybe my account on windowsphone.com got confused because it still listed my 810. Right now, there's no 810 showing as my other phone but a blank general WP8 device.
    08-01-2013 04:17 PM
  14. metalchick719's Avatar
    Hmm... I put on my 810 and searched for Wi-Fi Calling through that and still nothing. I see exactly all the same apps and stuff as I did on my 920.
    08-01-2013 04:22 PM
  15. PB_H's Avatar
    Hmm... I put on my 810 and searched for Wi-Fi Calling through that and still nothing. I see exactly all the same apps and stuff as I did on my 920.
    Maybe you installed using that proxy but if you find the part of the other Wi_Fi thread where the PROXY is discussed you might
    have used that proxy to get it, maybe not but that was the "how to get the app" discussion at the time. The 920 was able to get it directly (I think)
    looking at the reviews but it didn't work, with the 810 the only way to get it was via the proxy and it didn't work, it's an app not a software patch.
    Last edited by PB_H; 08-01-2013 at 04:41 PM.
    08-01-2013 04:28 PM
  16. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Not at all. It would have had to happen at the exact instant I first used this phone, and it would have nothing to do with wifi sensitivity. Elementary, my dear Watson.
    08-02-2013 12:36 PM
  17. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    It all depends. At the bowling alley where I bowl for my summer league, I get zero service, no matter what phone I use. The two exceptions were when I was using my iPhone, when I would get reception in one of the bathrooms and all the way down at the other end of the alley where we don't bowl for league but where I was placed for open bowling practice a few times two years ago. I'm able to connect my 920 to Wi-Fi, though. The reason I would prefer Wi-Fi calling is because there are always instances when an emergency can pop up without a moment's notice, and if it were to happen when I was there and it worked on my phone, someone could get me on the phone. And believe me, there HAVE been emergencies in my life over the past few months.
    Did I say that wifi calling is suddently not sometimes necessary or desired? No. Let me repeat myself, in a way: In some situations where WFC was sorely desired due to marginal connections, you may find that you don't need WFC with an 810.
    08-02-2013 12:39 PM
  18. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    A few days back on another thread I spent quite a bit of effort to educate you, THAT THERE IS NO APP FOR WIFI CALLING! It's built into the hardware or the kernel, depending on the phone.

    Maybe look over answers to your questions before repeating the same dumb belief.
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    08-02-2013 12:41 PM
  19. PB_H's Avatar
    Not at all. It would have had to happen at the exact instant I first used this phone, and it would have nothing to do with wifi sensitivity. Elementary, my dear Watson.
    Who are you talking to ?
    08-02-2013 03:32 PM
  20. PB_H's Avatar
    I can't explain how, but I was able to find it directly on my phone. I even asked pankaj981 the other day if he was able to get it. I got other T-Mobile apps on my phone that I kept, like the MyAccount and Slacker Radio ones. It's just so odd. The link you gave me is the same as the experience I had this morning when I was so frustrated because it's telling me it's not available for my phone. LOL, I don't know, I guess I got lucky (but not really because it didn't even work!) when I got it before. Maybe my account on windowsphone.com got confused because it still listed my 810. Right now, there's no 810 showing as my other phone but a blank general WP8 device.
    Someone posted that same direct link that I just did on the other Wi-Fi thread "because no one could find it" perhaps you found it with your phone because you copied that link to your phone / genius.
    08-02-2013 03:39 PM
  21. metalchick719's Avatar
    Did I say that wifi calling is suddently not sometimes necessary or desired? No. Let me repeat myself, in a way: In some situations where WFC was sorely desired due to marginal connections, you may find that you don't need WFC with an 810.
    What's with the attitude?? I was responding to the question of the thread itself. There is no need to have an attitude with me or anyone else, for that matter. And if your other post was directed at me, YES THERE IS AN APP FOR WI-FI CALLING. I SAW it with my own two eyes and installed it on my phone on June 26th, then uninstalled it a few weeks ago because it failed to work on my 920. It's not a "dumb belief" but sheer fact. Thank you very much.
    08-03-2013 12:10 PM
  22. metalchick719's Avatar
    Someone posted that same direct link that I just did on the other Wi-Fi thread "because no one could find it" perhaps you found it with your phone because you copied that link to your phone / genius.
    I didn't. I found it under a search for "T-Mobile," actually, directly on my phone.
    08-03-2013 12:11 PM
  23. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    What's with the attitude?? I was responding to the question of the thread itself. There is no need to have an attitude with me or anyone else, for that matter. And if your other post was directed at me, YES THERE IS AN APP FOR WI-FI CALLING. I SAW it with my own two eyes and installed it on my phone on June 26th, then uninstalled it a few weeks ago because it failed to work on my 920. It's not a "dumb belief" but sheer fact. Thank you very much.
    OK, I'm an *****, I don't know nuttin' even though I was one of the original WFC users in America, have tracked the industry, used assorted phones. and have been an electronics nut for over fifty years. A.k.a. "geek", nowadays.

    WFC is in the hardware or the phone's kernel via original or firmware updates. No other avenues. It's how the GSM/Ulicensed Mobile Access is structured. See: Generic Access Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Firmware (kernel) updating is how how Android got it, and how it's being rolled out to WP users (hopefully!)

    If you can show me, or us, webpages and/or screenshots of what you've been claiming, I will apologize profusely. When I am wrong, I have no trouble admitting it. But when I'm right, don't "prove" you are right be claiming to be right.

    Maybe you've confused WFC with Voip or SIP? Providers of those services have had apps for many phones for many years. People often think that because they use wifi and the internet that they are WFC/UMA/Fusion Calling. They are not.
    08-05-2013 10:48 AM
  24. PB_H's Avatar

    If you can show me, or us, webpages and/or screenshots of what you've been claiming, I will apologize profusely. When I am wrong, I have no trouble admitting it. But when I'm right, don't "prove" you are right be claiming to be right.
    \Start bending over ( sorry metalchick719 for jumping in)
    I installed it so did many, when you started a thread about WiFi calling maybe a month ago I posted a link to the thread that talked about this app & had a link to the WiFi app I guess you didn't bother to open up that link.
    I present the Wi-Fi CALLING app brought to you by Windows Phone Store and T Mobile
    Wi-Fi Calling | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    08-05-2013 02:26 PM
  25. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Happy to bend over, but it doesn't do anyting, the site, that is. It's STILL not an app. And it says it doesn't work for my phone.
    08-08-2013 07:37 PM
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