It's been such a long time coming. Lets hope this is actually going to happen.
We moved to BT Mobile some time ago and have been plagued by miserable mobile signal indoors ever since.
I contacted BT Mobile help afer finding a page on their site about a 'Signal Assist' box, but after a call back, their rep acknowledged that this had been a trial which was now closed.
Strange that the page is still live on their site!!
Anyway here's hoping this long overdue service WILL happen soon - August?
I have a feeling this will be launched alongside the next iPhone which is due to be released next month.
Well it's 1st September & no WiFi Calling, fingers crossed its inline with the next iPhone launch
As long as its use is not restricted to iPhones or specific new phones that have to be bought from BT?
Wifi calling is model restricted by handset and no doubt some restrictions by network. As BT Mobile is on the back of EE it would be fair to say conditions will be the same
EE's website states...
WiFi Calling is available on all versions of the iPhone 5c and later models of the iPhone, as well as:
Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, A3 (2017), A5 (2017), J5 (2017), Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Lumia 550, 650, 950, 950XL, HTC 10, HTC U11, BlackBerry Priv, BlackBerry Dtek 50, BlackBerry Dtek 60, BlackBerry KEYone, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Huawei P10, P10 Lite and P10 Plus.
BT Mobile are currently testing Wifi calling fingers crossed it will be here soon. For those without any of the above models then maybe a signal box maybe the best way forward.
For those who are unsure of how wifi calling works
Calling and texting over WiFi Calling
You don’t need to download an app or plug anything in. Just call, text and send picture messages as normal whenever you see the WiFi Call indicator in the top left hand of your screen.
Moving out of WiFi coverage
If you're on the move while making a call, our 4G Calling enabled phones will seamlessly handover to 4G as you move out of range of your WiFi coverage and vice versa to allow your call to continue. Check your phone supports 4G Calling
If your phone doesn’t support 4G Calling or you don’t have 4G coverage, then your call will drop as you move out of WiFi coverage and you’ll need to call again once you have a mobile or WiFi signal.
Remembering the WiFi network
Once you’ve connected to a WiFi network it’ll connect automatically next time you use the service. So you only need to connect once at home. If you're using public WiFi, you may be required to reconnect every time.
Calling 999 on WiFi Calling
You can call the emergency services on 999, but they can’t identify your location. So you should use a fixed line phone for these calls and only use WiFi Calling as a last resort. You should never rely on WiFi Calling as your only way to call 999.
Well the Apple Confrence is Sept 12th, Apple release the GM version of iOS11 to developers but BT could activate calling at anytime really
Google is your best friend.... a quick search found this
set up WiFi Calling on the Sony Xperia X Compact. Just follow the three simple steps below to get started.
1. Connect your phone to WiFi
Can't find your WiFi network?
2. Switch WiFi Calling on
3. Wait for your confirmation message
Once you’ve turned WiFi Calling on, we'll activate it for you within 24 hours.
For details of a singal box look up the EE's singal box the principles are the same. But I find that wifi calling is more consitant than the box.
That would indeed be good but my Xperia X Compact does not have that option as I bought it "unlocked". Google advises me that:
WiFi Calling on the Sony Xperia X Compact - Google Search