I'm thinking of switching to BT mobile when my current contract expires. I'll need wifi calling but the list of acceptable phones on the pinned thread is well over two years old. Can it be updated?
The phone I have is a Samsung A70 which works with wifi calling on my present contract with Vodafone. I just think it is beyond poor that BT won't update their own list and they haven't done so for 2.5 years which is a very long time in the mobile world. It is as if they could not care less about acquiring any customers. I think that sends me the appropriate message particularly coupled with the fact I tried to find out the same when last changing contracts in Oct/Nov 2019.
My guess would be that if Wi-Fi calling works on your existing network then it will work on BT.
My phone is not on the BT list and the MyBT app says I don't have it but when I'm on a call at home it says BT Wi-Fi call in progress in the notification area
It's down to the firmware that your mobile has, see this old thread for more information. BT don't update the list because phones supplied by them will allow wifi calling because of the firmware.
If your phone is/was on Vodafone then I think it's unlikely that you'll get wifi calling on BT/EE without flashing new firmware. An alternative is to ask BT about Signal Assist, it connects to your router and generates a 3G signal up to 15m.
I guess that means that anyone(like me) who is on a SIM only contract can't switch to BT Mobile. At least it is now clear. Why the general announcement on this forum can't say that I've no idea. It can't be right for the BT note on this website to remain unchanged for 2+ years. It is also anything but clear on promotional material that BT sends out and on the marketing bit of its website.
I haven't got an iphone but the website at https://www.bt.com/mobile/wi-fi-calling says that any iphone will work with wifi calling whether bought from BT or not. It is more restrictive in its message about android phones. I'm left with the feeling that this i just a restrictive practice. Other major phone companies can manage it. The list on the message on this forum contains only phones more than 2.5 years old!
EE who I thought BT owned say the following about mobile models (this information is also out of date but a lot more promising than BT)
an EE pay monthly plan on one of these phones bought from any retailer*, including EE: