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When I enable WiFi and connect on my LG Exalt LTE does it actually use WiFi for phone calls?
denmarks
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Does it use whatever signal is stronger or will it always use WiFi if connected? Is there a way to actually tell what was used if the best signal is used?

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boringusername
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On smartphones there is usually an indicator that tells you if it's wi-fi calling or not. If it works like most Verizon phones you basically have to have no signal before wi-fi calling kicks in unless you turn off mobile data

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denmarks
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This is not a smart phone. It is the only Verizon LTE flip phone. There are 2 signal strength indicators, one for WiFi and the other for cell. There are little up and down arrows that I assume indicate data moving up and down. Since the phone is to my ear I do not see the screen during a call. When I look at the arrows when not making a call they periodically flash up or down.

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tikibar1
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From page 73 of the user manual:

Activate Wi-Fi Calling 1. From the Call settings menu screen, press the 1 key Activate Wi-Fi calling to allow you to make calls using Wi-Fi when the mobile network is not available.

https://ss7.vzw.com/is/content/VerizonWireless/Devices/LG/LG%20Exalt%20LTE/verizon-lg-exalt-lte-ug-e...

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boringusername
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denmarks wrote:

This is not a smart phone. It is the only Verizon LTE flip phone. There are 2 signal strength indicators, one for WiFi and the other for cell. There are little up and down arrows that I assume indicate data moving up and down. Since the phone is to my ear I do not see the screen during a call. When I look at the arrows when not making a call they periodically flash up or down.

I didn't say it was a smartphone. I know it's basic phone. No offense, but please try READING what I wrote.

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denmarks
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Thanks everyone. I finally found the setting. I had WiFi connected but did not have WiFi calling turned on. It seems that WiFi calling would only be used if the cell signal was not available. Since I have a good cell signal in the house there seems to be no need for WiFi so I turned off the WiFi connection.

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denmarks
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I wanted to add another sentence but get an unexpected error when clicking actions.

With WiFi off I probably have a longer battery charge.

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boringusername
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denmarks wrote:

Thanks everyone. I finally found the setting. I had WiFi connected but did not have WiFi calling turned on. It seems that WiFi calling would only be used if the cell signal was not available. Since I have a good cell signal in the house there seems to be no need for WiFi so I turned off the WiFi connection.

Yes turning wi-fi off if you're not using should save battery. Also if you did want to wi-fi calling even with a good cell signal you could put the phone in airplane mode then turn on wi-fi

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