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wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

has anyone tried to setup there android to do wi-fi calling like you can do with the blackberry when your out of service area throw rogers network ?

 

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

The Wifi Calling or UMA service is currently not available for the Android platform. Currently only certain Blackberry models and 1-2 Nokia cellphones can use Wifi-Calling.

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

for some reason i was under the impression the nokia n95-8 was a UMA device but apparently it's not.  seems like only blackberries.

 

this quote from the white papers is quite misleading, inferring all one would need is a capable handset, and add the service to the account, which is probably not the case.

 

UMA-enabled dual mode handsets (with GSM and Wi-Fi radios). A broad array of handsets from the major device manufacturers, including most current BlackBerry®device models, are dual mode and support UMA.

 

http://www.rogersbizresources.com/files/193/Wi-Fi_Calling_whitepaper_Dec2_EN.pdf

 

https://www.rogers.com/web/content/add-ons/callingservices

 

http://www.rogers.com/business/on/en/smallbusiness/products/wireless/wifi/

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

HTC EVO 3D apparently does it.  just may have to buck up and pick one up!

 

http://www.rogers.com/web/link/wirelessBuyFlow?forwardTo=PhoneThenPlan&productType=normal&productId_...

 

 

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

carlosdudas, how is it misleading?

 

I wanted to try UMA, to my suprise, my existing blackberry handset alreeady supported UMA. and I added the UMA feature on my account and it worked just fine.  Even my friend whos computer illiterate knows the difference between a UMA and a Wi-Fi capable phone.

 

 



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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

i did buy the HTC evo 3D and not looking back thank god they had a android phone with wi fi calling , plus messaging and also pic messaging, just tryed it all now, calls are super clear as well. The HTC put the samsung captivate to rest and im not looking back but i do like some features on the samsung more then the htc but i can live with out it. ITS WORTH BUYING THIS PHONE I GIVE IT FROM 1 TO 10 A 8.5 rating , I buy alot of phone and so far this is the best android phone i have ever had. 

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

hi Pauly, i was referring to the quote from the white papers.   just because there is a broad range of handsets that have GSM and wifi radios, that support UMA, doesn't mean they will work with rogers.  Maybe it's just me?  

 

" A broad array of handsets from the major device manufacturers, including most current BlackBerry®device models, are dual mode and support UMA. "

 

 

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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

carlosdudas, i still not sure what you are talking about? The article makes perfect sense to me and im not trying to defend rogers. Rogers advertizes a phone as uma compatible, never seen one that was advertized and did not work? do u have any examples? maybe u didnt have the uma soc code on your account? iunno man... this makes sense to me.


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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

I used the app Net Talk to call over my wifi on my captivate. Worlds perfect for me.
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Re: wi-fi calling throw rogers network, out of service area

@shadnuke:

 

if i call your mobile number and your on wifi, will you be able to answer the call with your app?