10-06-2014 07:15 PM
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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Do any carriers in other countries have WiFi calling, or is it limited to T-Mobile USA?

    If it's something only available for one carrier in one country it might be a lower priority.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
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    08-22-2014 04:58 PM
  2. mark233's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but I think T-Mobile is the only carrier that has wi-fi calling here in the u.s. And since MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile their phones also have wi-fi calling (my brother is with MetroPCS so I know this).
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    08-22-2014 06:33 PM
  3. envsys's Avatar
    T-Mo has tweeted the Cyan update for the 925 (and 521) are coming "later this year". They announced the update in April and now it's later this year.
    They owe us a detailed explanation of why and WHEN. Legere needs to cut his hair, calm down and get to work.
    08-23-2014 10:48 AM
  4. di_genius_7's Avatar
    It's out of Microsofts hands when the carrier pushes an update out. T-mobile has their WiFi calling they need to get working properly before they can release it. It's a NECESSARY feature for a lot of people that use t-mobile, but don't necessarily have good coverage where they are.
    Wifi calling is an app on Windows Phone as opposed to Android that its built into so that's no excuse, same thing they did with the Lumia Black update, take for ever.

    Do any carriers in other countries have WiFi calling, or is it limited to T-Mobile USA?

    If it's something only available for one carrier in one country it might be a lower priority.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    It's just an added feature they use cause of poor coverage in most areas like my town that I just moved to looking to switch to ATT cause I call them up and they not sure when they'll be upgrading that area.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 08-23-2014 at 10:39 PM.
    08-23-2014 03:22 PM
  5. j o e l's Avatar
    My 'conspiracy' theory goes like this:

    Legere: You guys fixed the bitlocker issue yet?
    MSFT: No. Why?
    Legere: we kinda don't want to have to deal with customers whining about not getting the update. We have no time for that ****.
    MSFT: Yeah, so?
    Legere: When you gonna fix bitlocker?
    MSFT: Later this year.

    T-Mo has tweeted the Cyan update for the 925 (and 521) are coming "later this year". They announced the update in April and now it's later this year.
    They owe us a detailed explanation of why and WHEN. Legere needs to cut his hair, calm down and get to work.
    08-23-2014 06:25 PM
  6. RyanWPowers's Avatar
    So, I'm getting pretty impatient waiting for T-mobile. If I upgrade to the DP for 8.1, can somebody who has done this with T-mobile tell me what else will be broken besides Wi-Fi calling? I mean, Wi-Fi calling has always been sketchy at best. It was rare I could get it to work most times anyway. Anything else I would need to worry about?

    Ryan
    08-24-2014 10:47 AM
  7. Lloydbm4's Avatar
    So, I'm getting pretty impatient waiting for T-mobile. If I upgrade to the DP for 8.1, can somebody who has done this with T-mobile tell me what else will be broken besides Wi-Fi calling? I mean, Wi-Fi calling has always been sketchy at best. It was rare I could get it to work most times anyway. Anything else I would need to worry about?

    Ryan
    I gave my TMo 925 running the 8.1 DP. Other than WiFi calling, I have zero complaints.
    metalchick719 and RedVagabond like this.
    08-24-2014 07:24 PM
  8. TerryB9999's Avatar
    Very happy to hear that AT&T is rolling out Cyan/8.1 live, even if running 8.1DP

    Hopefully T-Mobile will do the same and not make us have to go back to 8.0 to get our update
    08-26-2014 06:44 PM
  9. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Jeez-ola! All OS updates are on my phones courtesy of Preview for Developers. Black, not Cyan? Wow, BFD. And with all the problems reported with Cyan, why rush?
    08-27-2014 06:15 PM
  10. ratsttam's Avatar
    Wifi calling is an app on Windows Phone as opposed to Android that its built into so that's no excuse, same thing they did with the Lumia Black update, take for ever.
    Actually, if you leave wifi calling turned on, then uninstall the wifi calling "app", you'll still get wifi calling, as it's part of the underlying OS. It requires the capability in the OS (blackberry os was first to do this), Android was easy to add it into the carrier updates, Microsoft added it in with no complaints, IOS8 will have wifi calling baked into it. UMA is something that other carriers like Sprint are adding in.

    The wifi calling app is simply a way to turn on/off the wifi calling, as there may be times where you want to stay on the cell network for calls, but wifi for data.
    08-28-2014 11:07 AM
  11. j o e l's Avatar
    Jeez-ola! All OS updates are on my phones courtesy of Preview for Developers. Black, not Cyan? Wow, BFD. And with all the problems reported with Cyan, why rush?
    Yes we all know, I just want my fitbit to talk to the phone.
    08-28-2014 11:52 AM
  12. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but I think T-Mobile is the only carrier that has wi-fi calling here in the u.s. And since MetroPCS is owned by T-Mobile their phones also have wi-fi calling (my brother is with MetroPCS so I know this).
    You are wrong! :) Little itty bitty Cincinnatti Bell has it. They used to call it Fusion. Clever..
    mark233 likes this.
    08-29-2014 01:55 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Actually, Sprint has Wi-Fi Calling, too, but only in a select few phones - and they all run Android.
    mark233 likes this.
    08-29-2014 02:46 PM
  14. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Actually, if you leave wifi calling turned on, then uninstall the wifi calling "app", you'll still get wifi calling, as it's part of the underlying OS. It requires the capability in the OS (blackberry os was first to do this), Android was easy to add it into the carrier updates, Microsoft added it in with no complaints, IOS8 will have wifi calling baked into it. UMA is something that other carriers like Sprint are adding in.

    The wifi calling app is simply a way to turn on/off the wifi calling, as there may be times where you want to stay on the cell network for calls, but wifi for data.
    WFC is not an app, even if presented as one on WP. It is a firmware modification, done so by those who want to do it. Android kernels started doing it with Froyo 2.2.2. It was developed by a company called Kinetico. Republic Wireless has done same thing for their selected phones, then you get UMA (the correct abbreviation for WFC) through Sprint
    09-01-2014 08:05 AM
  15. illyc's Avatar
    this is kinda ******* me off that we dont have it yet
    Munter2 and Guytronic like this.
    09-07-2014 08:44 PM
  16. b3rni3703's Avatar
    this is kinda ******* me off that we dont have it yet
    +THIS in a nutshell.... i've got a call directly from TMobile corporate hq concerning my frustration of what is taking so long with rolling out the cyan 8.1 updates for TMO while ATT's 925 have already received theirs and unfortunately, they have no definitive timeframe on when they are rolling it out. They did, however, let me know that they are currently on testing phase and that they are working diligently to get the updates out to consumers asap.
    09-09-2014 09:24 AM
  17. illyc's Avatar
    +THIS in a nutshell.... i've got a call directly from TMobile corporate hq concerning my frustration of what is taking so long with rolling out the cyan 8.1 updates for TMO while ATT's 925 have already received theirs and unfortunately, they have no definitive timeframe on when they are rolling it out. They did, however, let me know that they are currently on testing phase and that they are working diligently to get the updates out to consumers asap.
    you should've seen the response I got on their FB page. laughable.
    09-09-2014 07:58 PM
  18. Munter2's Avatar
    you should've seen the response I got on their FB page. laughable.
    They claim they will be calling me tomorrow after my post on their Facebook page. It wasn't exactly complimentary.
    .
    09-10-2014 01:10 AM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well just flash it to a different firmware (if WiFi calling/internet sharing is not needed) till T-Mobile releases it...which would probably be not soon in the distant future..
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    Last edited by pankaj981; 09-10-2014 at 11:33 PM.
    09-10-2014 10:57 PM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    TMo 925 8.1 / Cyan Update Status
    Yoop no true Cyan T-Mobile update is very frustrating...
    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    If the data plans weren't so reasonable I'd be moving away from T-Imobile.

    Actually I like the company and have been a subscriber for many years.
    T-Mobile has the "dust off" attitude toward subscribers though.

    As long as we don't require genuine customer service things are cool.
    Evidently the "tell them what they need to hear" then "don't do anything because they'll get over it" works.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 09-11-2014 at 12:15 AM. Reason: Grammar
    09-10-2014 11:51 PM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well actually that plus the restricted phone frequencies (band 4 lte and aws) is what that's making me consider moving over to cricket wireless, at least i know all of ATT's mobile line up plus the unlocked phones support frequency bands till hspa+. Also network is better (due to ATT)
    09-10-2014 11:59 PM
  22. Munter2's Avatar
    Well actually that plus the restricted phone frequencies (band 4 lte and aws) is what that's making me consider moving over to cricket wireless, at least i know all of ATT's mobile line up plus the unlocked phones support frequency bands till hspa+. Also network is better (due to ATT)
    Aren't data speeds restricted on Cricket? It would be great if they aren't, but I'm leaning toward AT&T's recently announced $60 per month prepaid with 2.5gb data. I'm thinking 5 bucks more than what I'm paying now would be a small price to pay to get away from T-Mobile.
    09-12-2014 01:09 AM
  23. pankaj981's Avatar
    Aren't data speeds restricted on Cricket? It would be great if they aren't, but I'm leaning toward AT&T's recently announced $60 per month prepaid with 2.5gb data. I'm thinking 5 bucks more than what I'm paying now would be a small price to pay to get away from T-Mobile.
    Well what difference would it make it you get 10mbps on LTE vs 30mbps?
    09-12-2014 07:13 AM
  24. Munter2's Avatar
    Well what difference would it make it you get 10mbps on LTE vs 30mbps?
    At least on WIFI, I have a Sapido router that according to Speedtest regularly broadcasts more than 30 mbps and another Cisco that runs less than 10 mbps and I can tell the difference on page response and load times. It's possible that AT&T has lightened up on download speed throttling since they bought Cricket, but at one point I believe they were cut down way more than 10 mbps.
    09-12-2014 06:06 PM
  25. eadbhard's Avatar
    Well just flash it to a different firmware (if WiFi calling/internet sharing is not needed) till T-Mobile releases it...which would probably be not soon in the distant future.
    Hi there, got any links that show how to do this please? And... if I brick the phone while trying, could I restore it back with the Nokia Software Recovery Tool? Thanks.
    09-13-2014 08:24 AM
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