by Jules Wang | September 30, 2016 9:13 PM
Why does it seem like the DROID Turbo phones can't seem to get good software fast enough? It took just until today for last year's DROID Turbo 2 on Verizon to nab Wi-Fi Calling. The feature's contained within software update 24.31.22 and must be activated within the "Advanced Calling" section of the settings. Motorola plans on loading Android Nougat onto the major Moto Z phones this upcoming quarter. No ETA — if any — for the DROID Turbo 2, though it took more than six months for it to get Marshmallow. That would be the software update we'd look for. Source: Verizon Via: Android Police
by Jules Wang | June 15, 2016 1:34 PM
AT&T was granted permission by the FCC to implement Wi-Fi Calling onto its devices late last year. It was able to get all of its current iPhones connected, but the carrier hasn't been able to touch an Android device since then. Today, Ma Bell announced that the LG G4 now has WLAN-enabled SMS and calling features through a software update. Wi-Fi Calling will spread to other Android handsets sooner or later, but for now, the G4 comes first. Call charges will be the same — free to and from US numbers and available in most international countries. The LG G4 still looks to be on its ...
by Jules Wang | May 10, 2016 7:17 PM
Another patent holding company is going for the jugulars of three wireless giants, one of them being in Cupertino. Voip-Pal.com Inc. has filed suit against Apple, AT&T and Verizon and is looking to get cumulative damages of $7 billion after the company said it could not negotiate licensing terms with the defendants for its patents. In the case with Apple, Voip-Pal asserts infringement claims against iMessage and the Wi-Fi Calling features. The two patents in question pertain to classifying communication participants and the routing of the communications between certain classes of ...
by Jules Wang | April 22, 2016 7:38 PM
If you're on Republic Wireless, you likely see a cellular connection as a supplement to the vast amounts of data you consume on your local network. Having the gaps covered while hopping between hotspots can fit the small bill you end up paying each month. But Republic's looking to patch even tinier gaps — the ones in your calls. The Sprint MVNO has introduced Bonded Calling, using a cellular connection as a redundancy to the Wi-Fi connection used for calls. The technology is promoted to fill in stutters and stops on Wi-Fi calls, improving quality by 52 percent in customer trials and a ...
by Taylor Martin | February 27, 2014 7:24 PM
I'm sitting in my grandmother's house in my hometown, and I want to make a call. I pick up my phone, dial a number, and hit the giant red Call button. It fails. I remember T-Mobile has literally no service in Pinnacle, North Carolina, so I connect to her Wi-Fi network. "I can use Wi-Fi calling," I think. Nope. The Moto X doesn't support Wi-Fi calling. People, this is 2014. This should not happen. I have a perfectly good Wi-Fi network and a perfectly capable smartphone in an area with no service, and I still have no way to place a call, unless I pick up the landline and dial a 10-digit ...
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