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wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
Weth
Sr. Leader

Witht the iOS 9.3 update today, wifi calling is now active for the iPhone 6, 6P, 6S, 6S P

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Re: wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
DigitalRules
Sr. Member

Have you tried it yet?  Do you know if calls will transfer back to cellular when you move out of Wi-Fi range?  I was impressed with how well it worked on Republic Wireless.

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Re: wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
Weth
Sr. Leader

As long as you have an LTE signal it transfer seamlessly from wifi to VoLTE. If you have no LTE signal or you turned off LTE Voice and Data, I think it will drop - I haven't tried that, but that is my understanding.

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ancisoy
Member

Can I ask where you got the list of supported devices? I've been waiting months for iOS 9.3 to come out so that I'd finally have wi-fi calling on Verizon for my 5S. If it's not supported I am going to be a very unhappy camper.

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Re: wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
Weth
Sr. Leader

You need to have HD Voice active on your phone and account for wifi calling to be allowed (This turns on Voice over LTE or VoLTE), and that is only available for the Apple devices I listed above. Unfortunately, the 5S is not supported.

To be eligible for Wi-Fi Calling, you need to:

  • Be on a standard monthly plan. Prepaid accounts are not eligible at this time.
  • Have an HD Voice and Wi-Fi Calling-capable phone.
  • Have the HD Voice feature on your account

Note: If you have any features that are incompatible with HD Voice, you'll need to remove them before you add the HD Voice feature to your account. Find out about which features are not compatible with HD Voice. To learn more about HD Voice, the capable devices and how to activate it please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/advancedcalling

Re: wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
ancisoy
Member

Thanks Weth, I appreciate all of the detailed info. Guess it's time for me to switch providers.

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aprocon
Member

Dear Weth,

Any information on when HD Voice will be available for prepaid users?

Thanks so much.

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Re: wifi calling now available on iPhone 6 and 6S series
Weth
Sr. Leader

Sorry, I have no info if or when this will be on prepaid.  Verizon has always kept key differences between prepaid and postpaid to keep postpaid the "premium" service.