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Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

revhappy
I Plan to Stick Around

Now that we are well into December of 2017, I just wanted to reiterate that locked phones are a thing of the past (well, 4 days in the past).

 

I'm extremely hopeful Rogers will make it a priority to look after their subscribers who use unlocked Android devices with Wi-Fi and VoLTE capabilities. For someone like me who works in an office that provides 1-2 bars of EDGE on a consistent daily basis, having Wi-Fi calling would be completely liberating.

 

Who else is in this same boat as me? 

 

 

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Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

kojicb
I've Been Around
You are not missing out on much, their wifi calling is next to useless. Even when set up, it will not automatically switch to wifi when cell signal is lost.

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

rudedude
I've Been Here Awhile
My wifi calling works well. At the cottage, I don't have cell reception. It automatically switches to wifi mode for me. Maybe you use different settings. I have it set to preferentially use wifi for calls. It only switches to network when I'm out of wifi range. This also seems to improve battery life.

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

zxa
I'm Here A Lot

change your provider.....all other will give you these feature...the only thing be sure you have a canadians phone or canadians rom on it....

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

EnIXmA123
I've Been Here Awhile

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_11_ultra-ampp-10737.php

I am getting this beast soon. Rogers please unblock wifi calling and volte for this device.
Good boy

Thanks

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

GibMcFragger
I'm a Reliable Contributor

They will not work, either will 5G. The device is not officially supported by Rogers.

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

EnIXmA123
I've Been Here Awhile
Wrong. I got axon 20 from China and 5g works on it

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

GibMcFragger
I'm a Reliable Contributor
Limited to one band (n41).

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

I'm looking to buy a Samsung S21 Ultra with 256Gb. As far as I can tell, Rogers only sells the 128Gb option. 

 

I could look at buying an unlocked phone directly from Samsung, but I know for a fact that this will lock me out of VoLTE and Wifi calling as Rogers only allows device bought through them to access these features (eh, CRTC, so much for forcing carrier to sell unlocked phone!).

 

So, other than switching carrier, what are my options?

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

bazzz1
I've Been Around
I have the same issue but with an unlocked Samsung s21 ultra 512gb international version. I have an open ticket and have escalated the issue with Rogers. Ill let you know what comes of it but as of now I have no access to 5G towers (despite having a 5G plan and a 5G phone) and no access to wifi calling which I really need as I have 0 reception at home.

Have you had any luck? If it doesn't get resolved for me, I may have to switch carriers.

Re: Wi-fi calling on unlocked Android devices

charitha19
I've Been Here Awhile

I have the same issue, but my phone is a but more obscure, its a sony xperia xz premium from 2017, rogers should either fix the signal issues, or give us wifi calling. its insane that its 2021 and i get 0 bars in a condo, in toronto !