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  1. metalchick719's Avatar
    As everyone knows, I have a 925 (still running WP8) although I have an 810 running 8.1. I wanted to specifically ask 925 owners who updated their phones to 8.1 via the developer preview two questions because I'm dying to update mine instead of wait for the official 8.1 release as I've been saying I would.

    1. Does the update to 8.1 via the developer preview really destroy Wi-Fi calling? This is a feature I definitely don't want to lose. I don't use it often, but there have been circumstances where it was a must.

    2. Can Facebook beta be used in the People Hub contacts integration? My guess is no and that I'll need the official Facebook app(??). On my 810, I didn't seem to be given the option of using beta and in fact, when I searched for it in the store, I couldn't even find it (I have Facebook beta installed on my 925).
    05-26-2014 09:21 AM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I don't use either, but I just turned Wi-Fi calling on (Wi-Fi only) on my T-Mobile 925 on 8.1DP and outgoing calls go thru fine. I assume inbound would as well.
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    05-26-2014 09:32 AM
  3. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    1. I've used Wi-Fi calling on my 925 running 8.1.1 in the past, but just at home and not anywhere else. And worked fine for me (on T-Mob). But I primarily use cellular calling. Just my preference. Do you have the ability to try it with your 810 model. As a test?

    2. Sorry I can't answer that one. I don't use Facebook.

    I know, not much help, huh? ๐Ÿ˜–

    But sure others will have more definitive answers for you.

    Good luck ๐Ÿ€ .... I originally looked at the 810, but opted for the 925. I think you'll like DP8.1.1 on your 925 since its update ... If those features work out for you! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    05-26-2014 09:39 AM
  4. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    2. Facebook beta's latest version now works.

    As everyone knows, I have a 925 (still running WP8) although I have an 810 running 8.1. I wanted to specifically ask 925 owners who updated their phones to 8.1 via the developer preview two questions because I'm dying to update mine instead of wait for the official 8.1 release as I've been saying I would.

    1. Does the update to 8.1 via the developer preview really destroy Wi-Fi calling? This is a feature I definitely don't want to lose. I don't use it often, but there have been circumstances where it was a must.

    2. Can Facebook beta be used in the People Hub contacts integration? My guess is no and that I'll need the official Facebook app(??). On my 810, I didn't seem to be given the option of using beta and in fact, when I searched for it in the store, I couldn't even find it (I have Facebook beta installed on my 925).
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    05-26-2014 09:58 AM
  5. metalchick719's Avatar
    1. I've used Wi-Fi calling on my 925 running 8.1.1 in the past, but just at home and not anywhere else. And worked fine for me (on T-Mob). But I primarily use cellular calling. Just my preference. Do you have the ability to try it with your 810 model. As a test?

    2. Sorry I can't answer that one. I don't use Facebook.

    I know, not much help, huh? ๏˜–

    But sure others will have more definitive answers for you.

    Good luck ๏€ .... I originally looked at the 810, but opted for the 925. I think you'll like DP8.1.1 on your 925 since its update ... If those features work out for you! ๏˜Ž
    Unfortunately, no, I can't test out Wi-Fi calling on my 810 because the feature was never made available for that phone when it was released. Stupid move by T-Mobile, but what can you do?

    I think there's some confusion about Facebook/Facebook beta. I do use it, but my point was using it to integrate my contacts in the phone. Around half the people I am in regular contact with are also on Facebook, but this is really just about texting and calling these people and having photos of my contacts showing in the People hub instead of just blank squares. My best friend doesn't use Facebook and has literally only three pictures for contacts and that's just because I added them. LOL, hope that makes sense.
    05-26-2014 10:11 AM
  6. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    Second part makes absolutely no sense to me (apology inserted here) LOL ... But then again, apparently, I lead a very sheltered life. And probably am one of a very few people that doesn't use Facebook or Twitter, or something - ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

    But there's a lot of savvy people in the WP community (yourself included) and I'm confident someone on here has the info you need. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Last edited by Michael Kozak; 05-26-2014 at 10:48 AM.
    05-26-2014 10:24 AM
  7. wpfanboy17's Avatar

    I think there's some confusion about Facebook/Facebook beta. I do use it, but my point was using it to integrate my contacts in the phone. Around half the people I am in regular contact with are also on Facebook, but this is really just about texting and calling these people and having photos of my contacts showing in the People hub instead of just blank squares. My best friend doesn't use Facebook and has literally only three pictures for contacts and that's just because I added them. LOL, hope that makes sense.
    Yes, its possible to integrate FB beta with people hub.

    Lumia 925 running on 8.1.1.
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    05-26-2014 11:24 AM
  8. metalchick719's Avatar
    Thanks again for all the replies! I bit the bullet and am installing 8.1 on my 925 right now. So much for waiting for the official release, lol.
    05-26-2014 05:54 PM
  9. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ ... ๐Ÿ‘
    Let us know how it goes. And of course, what you think about it.

    Glad you took the plunge! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    05-26-2014 06:07 PM
  10. mark233's Avatar
    8.1.1 is smooth on my TMO 925. Once it was finished installing I did a *reset/don't restore* right away. I think you'll like it. :)
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    05-26-2014 06:26 PM
  11. metalchick719's Avatar
    Well, Wi-Fi calling does indeed work - yay! Everything's looking good so far on my newly updated 925. LOVE the wallpapers from Zedge on that screen!
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    05-26-2014 08:32 PM
  12. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    Tis ... A beautiful screen on these 925's. Make backgrounds pop!!

    You sound like a kid at Christmas ~ Hohoho ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜Ž. Enjoy your new toy!

    ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Glad Wi-Fi calling is working for you too. Might be wrong but try sending someone a text with attached pic. I vaguely recall that Wi-Fi calling needed to be off when sending MMS messages an Wi-Fi calling enabled. (could be wrong bout that though).
    Last edited by Michael Kozak; 05-26-2014 at 09:35 PM.
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    05-26-2014 09:03 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Tis ... A beautiful screen on these 925's. Make backgrounds pop!!

    You sound like a kid at Christmas ~ Hohoho ๏Ž„๏˜Ž. Enjoy your new toy!

    ๏˜‰๏˜Š๏˜๏˜Ž

    Glad Wi-Fi calling is working for you too. Might be wrong but try sending someone a text with attached pic. I vaguely recall that Wi-Fi calling needed to be off when sending MMS messages on T-Mob. (could be wrong bout that though).
    Yes, it does. I also always keep Wi-Fi calling to "cellular preferred" most of the time. I'm sure sending pics will work fine as long as I keep using the settings as I have for that app. I'm loving it! Love the beautiful backgrounds for the home screen. Looks even better on my 925 than it is on my 810!
    05-26-2014 09:34 PM
  14. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    Merry Christmas then ~ LOL ๐Ÿ˜
    05-26-2014 09:36 PM
  15. darkoman4's Avatar
    Try messaging while WiFi calling on and you will be really disappointed.
    05-26-2014 10:49 PM
  16. khazara's Avatar
    Yes, it does. I also always keep Wi-Fi calling to "cellular preferred" most of the time. I'm sure sending pics will work fine as long as I keep using the settings as I have for that app. I'm loving it! Love the beautiful backgrounds for the home screen. Looks even better on my 925 than it is on my 810!
    Is SMS still working with WiFi-Calling? Calling still works on my 521, however trying to send SMS results in an error needing a cell connection to send them.
    05-27-2014 01:36 AM
  17. metalchick719's Avatar
    Is SMS still working with WiFi-Calling? Calling still works on my 521, however trying to send SMS results in an error needing a cell connection to send them.
    Ugh, nope. I just tried and got the can't send thing. I hope there will be a fix when 8.1 is officially released.
    05-27-2014 08:56 AM
  18. gkrew's Avatar
    When you say SMS are you referring to regular text messages or messages with photos? Sending messages with photos never worked for me on WiFi only.

    Ugh, nope. I just tried and got the can't send thing. I hope there will be a fix when 8.1 is officially released.
    05-27-2014 12:04 PM
  19. metalchick719's Avatar
    When you say SMS are you referring to regular text messages or messages with photos? Sending messages with photos never worked for me on WiFi only.
    Regular text messages. As a longtime T-Mobile customer, I know that you have to have only data turned on to successfully to send/receive picture messages. It's a pain, but what can you do? I'm going to test sending a friend a photo regardless to make sure it works. It should because it works on my 810.
    05-27-2014 01:32 PM
  20. Michael Kozak's Avatar
    Check your "Cellular + SIM" settings.

    I can send/receive texts with and without photos using Wi-Fi. (A good thing if you have a limited data plan as I do.)

    Unless it has something to do with the plan you have on T-Mob.

    And for some stupid reason, you have to have "Wi-Fi Calling" set to Cellular Preferred.

    I had the same problem when I initially got my phone. Had to make sure it was locked into T-Mob's network, and not on Automatic search.

    At least, that's what worked for me. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Last edited by Michael Kozak; 05-29-2014 at 02:26 PM.
    05-27-2014 01:53 PM
  21. ngombe's Avatar
    Do you have vpn turned on ?
    Try turning it off .
    05-31-2014 11:21 AM
  22. ratsttam's Avatar
    Well, Wi-Fi calling does indeed work - yay! Everything's looking good so far on my newly updated 925. LOVE the wallpapers from Zedge on that screen!
    Even after a hard reset and even as far as using NSU to roll back to 8.0 and then reinstall 8.1, the Wifi calling always worked, on either. However, I cannot receive or send TXT messages. Not MMS (that never worked, and probably never will), but TXT won't work on 8.1. I figure it's a problem with not having the proper firmware (currently Black).
    05-31-2014 09:51 PM
  23. shinkamui's Avatar
    I've had the phone for several weeks now on 8.1. I've done the hard reset, with no restore, and find battery life to be abysmal. Wifi calling will connect immediately after a reboot, but i find that it will stop functioning and leave the phone app in a strange state if there is no signal. Setting it to cellular preferred helps, but wifi calling wont seemingly reconnect after it disconnects once. I don't know if its related to the APs iim attached to (cisco 1242s, new cisco 3ks, Cisco E2000 at home, at&t router/dsl modem combo at home), but this was not a problem prior to the 8.1 upgrade. Wifi calling is probably going to be broken until tmobile releases cyan. SMS messaging on wifi calling is impossible on 8.1 right now due to the carrier # information being cleared when its active. This value cannot be edited by any tools that i can find, so you're probably going to be waiting for tmobile to hopefully not EOL the phone prior to cyan. Luckily(?) being a lumia, you can roll back to wp8 if you need those features at the loss of a lot of excellent functionality.

    Of course, if anyone has a working solution to any of this, please post it. Weeks of research have resulted in nothing but complaints and concerns, so a positive outcome here seems doubtful. :(
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    06-04-2014 02:35 PM
  24. accursedvenom's Avatar
    For whatever reason, using wifi calling prevents any of my messages SMS or mms from going through. Annoyed me enough that I disabled it and thought about uninstalling it.
    06-15-2014 07:04 PM
  25. wynand32's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, what's so great about wifi calling anyways? I have a Nexus 5 on T-Mobile that doesn't support it, and I've never been sure what I'm missing...
    06-17-2014 03:39 PM
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