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    Wifi calling on Verizon MVNO

    Are there any Verizon MVNOs that support wifi calling?

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    Visible does. It’s been great since I ported in last month

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    Verizon Prepaid works well.
    Pixel 2, 3, 3a, Moto X4, G6 & G7 on Google Fi
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    Quote Originally Posted by UCBearcats1125 View Post
    Visible does. It’s been great since I ported in last month
    Thank you. I wish they had some lower tier plans.

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    I would be using Visible myself for this reason, but they don't work in a LTEiRA areas the last I knew.

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    Spectrum mobile and xfinity mobile support WiFi calling.

    Ting has announced that they will be using Verizon later this year. I don’t remember seeing anything about WiFi calling in the announcement but it’s likely it’ll be supported.


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    I am using Google Voice number for my calls... No need for WiFi calling or VoLTE to be supported by anyone, I just need data.

    BTW, Visible does not have WiFi calling (native dialer, voice priority). It's just using another calling app, with the same limitations as any other calling app over data.

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    Visible supports the native WiFi calling function on iPhones and on a couple of android models.


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    Xfinity mobile does

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoNic67 View Post
    I am using Google Voice number for my calls... No need for WiFi calling or VoLTE to be supported by anyone, I just need data.
    What if you're in an area where data isn't available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy10 View Post
    What if you're in an area where data isn't available?
    Then WiFi calling wouldn't be an option because you need WiFi access (data) for WiFi calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbear4nwa View Post
    Then WiFi calling wouldn't be an option because you need WiFi access (data) for WiFi calling.
    Yes, that's why I asked SoNic67 the question. He/she uses Google Voice to make phone calls, and, if I understood correctly, only has a data plan. I guess in this configuration, if you're in an area with no data service, you don't worry about phone calls.

    As for needing cellular data access for WiFi calling, my understanding is that for native WiFi calling, WiFi only is required, not cellular data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy10 View Post
    Yes, that's why I asked SoNic67 the question. He/she uses Google Voice to make phone calls, and, if I understood correctly, only has a data plan. I guess in this configuration, if you're in an area with no data service, you don't worry about phone calls.

    As for needing cellular data access for WiFi calling, my understanding is that for native WiFi calling, WiFi only is required, not cellular data.
    From what I've seen is that Sonic does have both data and cellular service with Total Wireless. What I think he meant was that he uses "Google Voice" because it pretty much work the same way as 'Wifi Calling". As long as you have data access (Wifi or cellular data) they can both work without a cellular signal.

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    I didn't have a cellular connection tonight and i was able to make a call using google voice. It was suprisingly clear.

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    Voice/Hangouts and other VoIP apps work if you really need calls and text messaging over WiFi, and at least the former is tolerant enough to hand-off to and from cellular data without dropping your call when you go in/out of the range of your WiFi (if there is a good cell signal on the edge of your WiFi signal).

    But the extra latency in the calls is damn irritating in even the best case. You end up talking-over the other person, and calls are just so much more painful that IMHO it's just not worth it. In areas where you've got a very weak cell signal, normal text messages and calls will still get through, while cellular data will never come up, so using your VoIP app you'll never see your texts or missed calls. So I strongly recomend against going with a VoIP app, unless you only just barely ever need any text and voice service, or you have absolutely no other choice.

    Instead, I suggest keeping those apps installed, but don't give out that number, and only using them for making the occasional call when you really have to.

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