Wifi calling
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Trying to find out if any phones either BYOD or purchase from ting have native wifi calling.  We are currently using talkatone and not that impressed.  We'd like something when we were w/ tmobile, the sensation 4g had something preloaded from tmobile that automatically picked up wifi calling.  Wife's Epic is in need of replacement and I want to talk her into a different phone with this specific feature.  Thanks.

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  • Hi Patrick,

    Currently, we don't sell any phones that have native WiFi calling. With that being said you can use applications such as Viber (and others) to make calls over WiFi with a smartphone. Ting is looking into adding support for VoIP calls, keep an eye out on our blog for any news. 

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  • Any updates on wifi calling like Sprint? Thanks.

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  • Hey Casey. No news at this time, but you can keep an eye on our blog as that's where we make all announcements. 

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  •  Wi-Fi calling would fit Ting's customer-facing message perfectly! Ting's customer base pays for what they use. Ting encourages its customers to use their wireless access wisely. Wi-Fi calling would allow them to reduce their usage drastically.

    Imagine a school handing out phones to teachers, who will use 70% of their minutes within range of the school's Wi-Fi, and another 15% within range of their home Wi-Fi. The savings would be huge. Add in BYOD for the teacher's existing phones, and we have a very low-cost solution.

    I know there are technical issues with Wi-Fi hand-offs, especially with in BYOD, but I hope to see it one day soon.

    I know this would reduce Ting's revenue per customer, but someone is going to do it on a large scale. (I almost left Ting for Republic Wireless, but the lack of BYOD stopped me.) Eventually this will be a must for all mobile providers that offer pay-for-what-you-use service. It's just a question of who pushes it. Ting should be first to nail built-in Wi-Fi calling with BYOD.

     

    I can imagine the FCC asking a wireless carrier who does not use Wi-Fi calling: "Why do you say you need more bandwidth when you are refusing to reduce your bandwidth consumption by 70%?" That would be a quick end to a bid in a spectrum auction! (I hold an FCC license, and am amazed they have not taken this stance. They are usually hard-core about fibbing on license applications.)

     

    I love Ting. Ting rocks, but it could rock harder with a few changes.

     

    In a perfect world, Ting would have Wi-Fi calling, run on multiple carriers so we could bring any phone, have total and instant BYOD support for new phones, and drop anything other than we-help-you-use-less-then-we-charge-you-for-what-you-use.

    Wouldn't that be a revolution in the wireless industry worthy of Ting's blue logo?

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  • Will the coming GSM service support wifi calling? I'm asking because Tmobile support it.

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  • Hey there Song, We've just started the testing phase of our GSM launch and we are looking into the different features available including wifi calling. As we know more we will share the additional details. 

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  • Samantha, I am excited to hear that. :)

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  • Are the comments below still  correct?

    "I have been looking, I cant seem to find an MVNO of Tmobile that allows wifi calling? Is there such a thing?

    Thanks

    If you are referring to T-Mobile's WiFi calling, then no. This is a hard coded client installed in select T-Mobile branded phones that requires a T-Mobile SIM card and connects to a T-Mobile specific server."

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  • How about now?  End of July 2016?  WiFi calling on Ting?

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  • Hey Steve.

    WiFi calling is available on some select devices on the GSM network (phones that are coming directly from T-Mobile which include: Android, Windows and Blackberry devices). It's something that is currently being discussed and worked on to get the ball moving with this. We are constantly looking for alternatives to get CDMA WiFi calling enabled on our network. For more updates on this feature, please take a look at this link here https://help.ting.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/203758198-offer-WiFi-VoIP-calling-on-Ting-devices

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