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Android Wifi Calling ETA?

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Android Wifi Calling ETA?

Any update or news on when Android will actually get WiFi Calling?

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It's so sad how long it takes you guys. It's not like Verizon has the code for you guys????? Come on
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It is very sad.  It's been "coming soon" for almost a year.  This is basic functionality that all MVNOs have.  I'm about at my wits end and ready for a new phone.  I think it might be with Google Fi.

 

There have been no concrete estimates, no mention of any beta or testing that the community can get involved in, and not even answers to any of our questions other than "soon."

 

At this point I don't even think it will happen in 2018.

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TheMarf wrote: It is very sad.  It's been "coming soon" for almost a year.  This is basic functionality that all MVNOs have.  I'm about at my wits end and ready for a new phone.  I think it might be with Google Fi.

 

There have been no concrete estimates, no mention of any beta or testing that the community can get involved in, and not even answers to any of our questions other than "soon."

 

At this point I don't even think it will happen in 2018.

 

We plan to have this feature working for Android devices by the end of this year 2018. Please stay tuned for an update on the official release date. 

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I wouldn't get too excited for Android WiFi calling.

 

There are numerous issues as seen

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Xfinity-Mobile/WiFi-calling-frequent-drops-and-call-failed-issues/td-p...

 

and 

https://forums.xfinity.com/t5/Xfinity-Mobile/Received-Calls-quot-Call-Failed-quot-issues-Please-Help...

 

No response yet from Comcast that the problem even exists even though many people on the forum are reporting.

 

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They sent me a phone (galaxy s8) with WIFI calling at first.  I didn't even know the service wasn't included. Then i dropped it and had to use the insurance,new phone, no wifi calling. If you root your phone you can enable wifi calling by editing the CSC, one variable from false to true. Problem is you'll loose samsung pay and a bunch of other services if you do. It's weird that such a simple thing is taking so long, Android makes it so easy for carriers to enable features like this.

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I live in or around trees. My wife and I have S7 phones.
We have been xfinity mobile for one year. WE get 1 bar and everyone says how we fade in and out. At one back window I Get 2 maybe 3 bars. It isnt as bad in winter, less leaves. I have comcast/xfinity high speed internet as well. When I was with Verizon i had a device that allowed wifi calling. Reception was good.
We would like to upgrade to s9. I phone doesn't compare to s9 on paper.
If others have wifi calling why is it so difficult for xfinity to get wifi calling.
Other than reception we are quite satisfied with xfinity mobile and high speed internet.
Bob