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Re: Why doesn't the X advertise WiFi? Does it have WiFi or not?
gr8fandini
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Well, I don't know how these VOIP's work for cell phones but network extenders seem to be the best choice for  me. Continunued use of the same phone with the same number is the way that makes the most sense for me. Got rid of any land lines a long time ago, saves money and I don't have to give my customers multiple ph numbers. Both my wife and daughter have simple phones with texting and that's it. We use a computer for web access. Walk in the house and it's cell service as usual with no reception issues, as long as the internet is working. No dropped calls and flawless reception with full signal. If VOIP's for cell phones work like this then I'm interested, otherwise not sure if it's for me

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Re: Why doesn't the X advertise WiFi? Does it have WiFi or not?
Wildman
Sr. Leader
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But the signal extender if using VOIP protocol...  Plus you have to set up a monthly service contract to use the extender.  If you are OK with paying for two phones just to use one its your decision but this is one of the reasons I left Sprint because instead of fixing reception issue they gave me the extender option that required a 2 year contract, 200.00 for device and a 50.00 a month for service for device... Its not that serious for me...

 

Good luck on figuring our a solution, sounds like you might just want to look into Skpe... 

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Re: Why doesn't the X advertise WiFi? Does it have WiFi or not?
gr8fandini
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You pay extra for the device every month after purchasing it with sprint? I have one with verizon and you buy the device, plug it in to the back othe modem and that's it, no monthly fee, no contract. You still use your minutes on your plan but that's ok. I don't know about T-mobile, but when I was talking to the T-mobile guy he was telling me that they were no longer carrying a network extender type of device, there phones would access WiFi were available and that did the same thing as the network extender device. I liked the sound of that, but I always wonder if these guys have all their facts straight and they are just trying to get you to switch. 

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Re: Why doesn't the X advertise WiFi? Does it have WiFi or not?
crb79
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gr8fandini wrote:

You pay extra for the device every month after purchasing it with sprint? I have one with verizon and you buy the device, plug it in to the back othe modem and that's it, no monthly fee, no contract. You still use your minutes on your plan but that's ok. I don't know about T-mobile, but when I was talking to the T-mobile guy he was telling me that they were no longer carrying a network extender type of device, there phones would access WiFi were available and that did the same thing as the network extender device. I liked the sound of that, but I always wonder if these guys have all their facts straight and they are just trying to get you to switch. 


 

The guy at T-mobile is smoking the good stuff.  If you could use your cellphone over wifi, it would eliminate the need to have a minutes plan.

 

A network extender is one thing, but standard voice calls over wifi without a voip program is not going to happen.

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Re: Why doesn't the X advertise WiFi? Does it have WiFi or not?
gr8fandini
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crb79 wrote:

 


 

The guy at T-mobile is smoking the good stuff.  If you could use your cellphone over wifi, it would eliminate the need to have a minutes plan.

 

A network extender is one thing, but standard voice calls over wifi without a voip program is not going to happen.


:smileyvery-happy:

 

Just telling you what he said, I do see your point. The people in the verizon store do seem to really know their stuff, didn't really get that feeling from the T-mobile guy, but that was just one sales rep,...... Could've been new :smileysurprised:

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